I have a giant rain barrel that holds 1,000 litres when filled. It was one of those industrial white cube barrels that are used for food. It was decommissioned and sold as a rain barrel. Anyhow, it's set up and has water in it. Instead of using water from the house I would like to use the water in the barrel to water my vegetable garden. I have several garden boxes that have soaker hoses running through them. I have a hose going from the house, under the ground (20 feet or so), to the garden where it then goes into a splitter to feed all the boxes.
I want to get a pump for the rain barrel that I can use for the watering but I am not sure how strong of a pump is needed. Do I need something like this sump pump, or is something like this pond pump good enough? I've read that soaker hose needs at least 10 psi for the water to come out, but I would like something that provides about the same pressure as I get from the house.