Wayne Stainless Steel Sprinkler Booster Pump - 720 GPH, 1 HP, 1in., Model# PLS100
Bought this pump to pump water from our small pond and water the yard with it. It's relatively light and easy to move around. I was surprised at how quiet it is. I had it up and running in 5 minutes out of the box. Bought the 20' one inch inlet hose to go with it. You will want a cheap foot valve with a filter to go on the end of the inlet hose so you don't have to keep re-priming the pump. The pump works great. The outlet hose from the pump (old garden hose) goes from 100-200' from the pond. The pressure is good enough to split it into two hoses and hook those up to small sprinklers or just flood irrigate trees etc. I was impressed how much water this little pump puts out! The pump does get hot, so make sure it isn't touching anything. I keep it in the shade. Use the shortest heavy duty electrical cord you can to plug it in. I've only had it a month, so I can't vouch for durability. But I've used it daily and had no problems. Very impressed so far. Worth the money
July 2, 2014
Works better than I expected. Very reliable and at a good price.
May 23, 2014
Things that are great about this pump
I set up pump last night. No problems at all. Really easy. Attached approx. 25 ' suction hose with foot valve. Primed pump after attaching approx. 150 ' of garden hose and turned on. Worked great and waters my garden with as much pressure as I did with my rural water supply. I will pay for this pump in about 2-3 months from the rural water cost savings. Actually will water more frequently now that cost is almost nothing as my electrician says the pump would be a little comparable to running a refrigerator and I run that all the time. I will purchase a timer to set and the pump will be able to shut itself off.
April 17, 2014
Wayne PLS100 Sprinkler Pump
The Wayne PLS 100 sprinkler pump far exceeded my expectations. My lawn turned brown and started to look like a desert. Water is very expensive in my neck of the woods. Fortunately I have a creek in the back yard and after much research on the web, I settled on this pump. I set the pump about 10 feet from the bank at about a 5 foot lift. I had to use a 100 foot #12ga. extension cord for power. I used a 20 foot 1 inch hose attached to a Bur-Cam 1 1/4" Lake Strainer/Footvalve. This filter floats on top of the water so as not to disturb the mud bottom of the creek. The pump has enough pull/push to supply 2 sprinklers full throttle. It pumps 75 feet uphill about another 10 foot lift in a 3/4" hose to a valve header. From there another 125 feet in a 1/2" hose to the front lawn. Also from the header - I water the side and back of the house with 1/2" hoses. I now have one of the greenest lawns in our area. Because it was portable, I was able to put it away after use. Next year I will set it up in a more permanent way. Each time I set it up I had to prime the pump. I used a watering can to fill the 1" hose, then attached hose with a union to pump, then I filled the pump up through the discharge outlet and then attached the discharge hose. You must ensure all connections are air tight. I had no problem priming the pump each time I set it up. As I stated before, this pump has far exceeded my expectations and has run continuously for up to 10 hours in a day in the hot sun and has performed flawlessly.
October 9, 2012
I bought this pump to use on a large water tank to supplement my well water for garden watering. It works great, pumps a lot of water, and I love it's portability and that it is so lightweight. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the housing does get very hot when I pump over about 20 minutes. I have to turn it off and let it cool down. When the grass is dry, that could be a concern. Otherwise I am very pleased with it.
October 8, 2012
Great little pump!
This pump was easy to install and has performed great.I necked it down to a 5/8" garden hose and it has pushed water from my pond well over 180' and at least 20' lift. I am able to operate 2 sprinkler heads.Has kept my garden alive thru the worst drought in over 30 years.
August 16, 2012
pluged it in, primed it, fliped the switch and it punped a 4x4 8ft deep well dry in less than a hour. worked great. It pushed the water up 20 ft thru 200ft of water hose. have used it evert day for a month to water my garden. no problems
August 13, 2012
The pump is a high quality unit great for general use.
I would recommend this for 90% of lawn/garden applications and for light duty equipment cleaning!
August 13, 2012
Wayne Stainless Steel Sprinkler Booster Pump
Works as it should. Did every thing I wanted it to. Good pump and very easy to use. Watered my 1/2 acrea sweet corn patch.
May 14, 2012
I purchase this pump about two months ago. Living in the hot dry South it gets plenty of workout. I purchaed the suction hose and the brass foot valve and I am very happy with the results. I have two 3/4" , 75 foot hoses and one 100', 1/2" hose on the pressure side. I can run two sprinkler heads with no problem. It is very easy to prime ( I have only primed it once) I would recommend putting a wye strainer on the inlet if you are pumping out of a stream.
April 19, 2012