Irrigation is all about getting the right amount of water where you need it when you need it. A well desinged irrigation system reduce water usage by watering effeciently. There are two basic types of Irrigation: Sprinklers and Drip. Sprinklers come in a wide variety of shiapes and sizes to suit your project. Matching the right sprinkler to your applicaiton is essential. Drip irrigaiton is designed for lower pressure applications and longer run times. Many people think of drip irrigation being small scale as in shrubs and gardens. Drip technology is used extensively in agriculture on a much larger scale but it is still drip.
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Frequently asked questions
The number of sprinklers depends on how much water you have available and how much water the sprinklers use. For example, if you have flow of 10 GPM and have Toro sprinklers that require 1.0 GPM at 30 psi, then the maximum number of sprinklers in this case would be ten. We will always recommend a number less than ten, contingency for periods of low-flow / heavy water usage.
Drip irrigation requires different run times than sprinklers and has different pressure needs. One should never mix drip irrigation and sprinklers on the same zone.
No. Not only is it unlikely you will have sufficient water, but most irrigation controllers will only allow you to run one zone at a time. The only exception is some agricultural applications can, if properly designed, run multiple zones at once.
In general terms if you are running drip/micro irrigation you need a filter. The drip/micro systems have very small channels that are easily blocked with dirt. If you have relatively clean water (municipal water supply) you will not need a filter for your sprinkler zones.
Breaks in sprinkler lines, particularly if the pipe is exposed, are relatively easy to repair. You will need to know the type and size of pipe and we have the repair product you need to make the repair. **NOTE: It is very important that once the repair is complete you remove the sprinkler nozzles and flush the lines as a final step. Dirt if often introduced into the line at a break and must be flushed or it will foul the sprinklers.