Spring 2023

Introducing the Ranch Water Gazette. We’re here to de-mystify solar pumping and support every off-grid water journey – without the need for a power company. Our monthly publication is a collection of educational and timely information about water access, pumping, solar, ranch power and water independence from around United States of America – inspired by all the amazing customers we serve here at RPS Solar Pumps. We’re honored to serve you and become a teammate in your solar pump planning and installation.


When your homestead or ranch needs to schedule waterings according to certain hours or days of the week, you’ll need to utilize an irrigation timer. Irrigation timers range from very simple to more complex. A more advanced timer can be programmed to turn the pump on, for example, Tuesday and Thursdays between 11 AM to 1 PM, allow for multiple on/off cycles throughout the day, skip watering days, or even cancel watering if the timer senses rain. View our irrigation timers here for our well pumps and our Pro systems. We’ve listed some of our other favorites in our blog post, but we encourage researching which irrigation timer has all the features you need. Read the full article here.


The BEES are here! This spring here at RPS, we’ve been working on prepping our garden for planting and have added these Italian Honeybees to our property as pollinators.  We’ve seen that the queen has been broken out of her travel container by the worker bees and the hive should be getting settled in over the next few weeks. We’re hoping for a great season of growth!



Whether you’ve got a trophy bass pond or a backyard watering hole…It’s that time of year to start thinking about algae growth and mosquito control. If you’ve got a pond that needs some love after a long wet winter, we’ve got you covered. 

Our NEW AIR200 Aerator keeps water moving and oxygenated!

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Algae Growth and Mosquitos In Your Pond:

Empty out and eliminate containers with standing water around your property

Circulate your pond’s water with our NEW AIR200 Aerator or one of our very popular Fountain Pumps.

Limit and reduce the nutrients in the water that can cause unwanted algae growth. Avoid grass clippings, leaves, fertilizer and other nutrient loaded organic debris from getting into your pond.

Plant aquatic greenery native to your area. The more plants you have taking nutrients from the water, the less there is available to algae. 

Stock fish that feed on mosquito larvae in your pond or lake.
Juvenile Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, Panfish, Minnows, and Mosquito fish will naturally feed on the mosquito larvae cutting down on adult mosquitos. 

Overall, creating an oxygen-rich, body of water where the surface of the water is moving is the best way to combat both mosquito infestation and algae growth. It also creates a great environment for fish and other wildlife. 

Check out the video above as Mike takes you through the easy install of the newest in our aeration line, the AIR200 Aerator System!



Ever wondered what you’ll find in your boxes when you order a kit?

 An RPS200 Kit Contains:

-4x RPS 100 Watt Rugged Aluminum Framed Mono-Crystalline Solar Panels
(Dimensions are roughly 3.2′ long, 1.7′ wide and a little more than 1″ thick

-RPS Helical Rotor Pump (2.9″ OD) with DC Brushless Permanent Magnet Motor

-RPS Pump Controller with Industry Leading Efficiency + Smooth Start/Stop

-3/4″ hose barb and hose clamps for use with black poly pipe (or ask for 1″ if you prefer)

-1x Low-water Well Level sensor

-1x Tank Shut-off sensor

-20 ft Solar Wire + Solar Panel MC4 cable connectors 

-Waterproof heat-shrink wire splice kit with pre-crimped pump wires

-Ground Lug for controllerDetailed full-color solar pump guide with step-by-step install instructions

-Access to RPS video archives of installation tips & product walkthroughs

-30 Day Money-Back & 100% Water Assurance Guarantee

-Lifetime Rotor Warranty which is only wear part and Field Serviceable

2 Year Comprehensive WarrantyPhone / Email / Text Support from Friendly USA based RPS Engineers 

Want to have everything you’ll need to install out in the field? Consider a Turnkey Kit! It’s got everything you’ll need for a hassle-free experience. Check out what’s in the kit below:


With Solar, Batteries and AC+DC Power 

Our team has been hard at work creating the ultimate off-grid workspace solution – RPS tested Watersecure-backed Solar Containers that have powered our own offices for the last two years! Our 20 and 40 foot shipping containers are outfitted with roof-mounted solar power on the outside, and on the inside, a rugged inverter with power-ready battery bank. Fully customizable to your exact needs. The durable container design is completely waterproof, protects you and your equipment from the elements and any potential security threats. With NO assembly required you can have your own storage, living space or workspace ready in just a few hours.

A great fit for…

  • Construction sites
  • Rural office
  • Field office 
  • Farm and Ranch storage 
  • Tiny home 
  • Bug Out Property
  • Hunting Camp
  • Airbnb Rental
  • Power enclosure
  • Shed and RV alternative 


CALL 888‒637‒4493

 RPS Solar Pumps has always been known for helping Do-It-Yourself minded customers by supplying all the parts and pieces to install a solar pump and then helping with videos, manuals and incredible local engineers to troubleshoot and ensure customer success. 

The name of this team was inspired by a gushing customer who said they “never would have succeeded without RPS”. Born was the name DIY Success Team – a group assigned to you to ensure solar is right for you, size the right system, assemble parts you need and ship it to your door. Then you’ll be given a real human to call or text if you need any help at all. RPS is now the world’s first DIY success company!

Too many Do-It-Yourself projects (our own included!) start with excitement, but end up duct taped together and never completed. Not here at RPS. 

Thousands of happy customers of all abilities that have taken on a DIY solar pump project totally new to them and successfully installed with the help of our DIY Success Team.

No one trying to make you feel dumb – just a friendly engineer to get you to the finish line and make sure you succeed! You’ll be assigned an all-star team to help design a solar pump system for you and your property – then make sure you succeed in getting water!  

What to expect from a Pump Sizing call with your specialist: We know that sizing a solar-powered water pump isn’t something you learn in grade school, or something you pick up from Bob down at the hardware store. It’s new, different, and has some complexities. But it’s not rocket science and we love helping teach it. You’ll understand it quickly and your neighbors will be impressed. Give us a call and let us size your project!

ShopPay Powered by AFFIRM

Monthly Installment Plans Now Available!

Right now is the best time to buy a solar pump! As a DIY Success Company, we want to make the installation of a solar pump as stress free as possible – and now we want to streamline how you purchase a solar pump. Namely, by breaking the price of a solar pump into monthly payment installments through ShopPay powered by Affirm. 

How It Works: You click on the “ShopPay” button at checkout, sign up for an account and select the Monthly Payments Option. (*Payment amounts and option dependent on your credit history)



Unlike other well seals that rust within 10-20 years and can cause damage to your well system, you won’t have to worry about the costly and dangerous process of removing part of your well casing just to replace a rusted-out seal.

Stainless steel also keeps your well sanitary: preventing dirt, rust, dangerous chemicals, animals and insects from entering your well and causing problems.

RPS engineers wanted to improve on the typical cast iron or plastic well seal. We listened to our customers’ feedback and recognized the need for a well seal that lasts for the life of the well.

So the stainless steel well seal was born!  

Available with 3/4″,  1″  or 1 1/4″ Stainless Barbed insert down hole for Poly Pipe Connections. Plumbing through well seal is 1.25″. Threaded Tee / Elbow outlet is 1.25″. Easy to neck down or bump up to larger diameters for above ground piping. Includes..
Stainless Well Seal
Stainless Threaded Nipple 
Stainless Threaded Tee or Elbow
Stainless Coupler
Stainless Hose Clamps Do you have a 2″, 3″ or 8″ well casing?

We have extended size well seal assemblies available to purchase here.   


  • 2 (1″-thick) boneless New York strip steaks (about 10 ounces each)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bunch arugula, tough stems removed
  • 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red chili, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces Parmesan, shaved
  • 1 cup parsley leaves with tender stems
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling

Step 1

Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Season steaks generously with salt and pepper. Grill, turning several times, until lightly charred, 7–9 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest at least 15 minutes before thinly slicing.

Step 2

Toss arugula, onion, chili, parmesan, and parsley in a medium bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice and oil and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle steak with oil and season with salt and pepper; serve with salad.

888-637-4493 RPS Water Assurance™ guarantees you’ll have the right pump before you install! Click to size online or call 888-637-4493
Pump Sizing & Pricing >>

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