The Advantages of Owning an Automatic Sprinkler System
Many people say convenience is the biggest advantage to an automatic system since
they don't have to spend their time watering by hand or moving the hose around the yard. Others say extended plant life and
lower water usage are the most important benefits. Still others believe a sprinkler system is one of the best investments
that they can make in their home, since a home's appearance is a key factor in determining market value. And guess what --
they are all right!
Commonly Asked Questions
Q. Will an automatic sprinkler system use more water than I am currently using?
No. -- In fact, an automatic sprinkler system will conserve water. You will never have to worry about runoff from over-watering
or about wasting water if you forget to turn off the hose. Plus, with a rain sensor your system will know when it is raining
and simply turn itself off when water is not needed.
Q. Does having a sprinkler system really save time?
A. Yes. -- You won't have to spend another
minute of your valuable leisure time watering the lawn. Your new system will do all the watering for you - even when you are
away from home!
Q. Will an automatic
sprinkler system water as well as I do when I water by hand?
A. An automatic sprinkler system will do
a much better job, because a professionally designed system delivers exactly the right amount of water to specific lawn and
Q. We generally
get 40 or more inches of rainfall a year. Do we really need a sprinkler system?
A. If it rained at your house
every three days -- the same exact amount each time -- you probably would not need a sprinkler system. But nature doesn't
work that way, and the only way to ensure healthy, lush yard is to make certain that your lawn and plants receive a regularly
timed and evenly measured amount of water. In the dry season when there is little or no rain, your yard can suffer damage
after just a few days without water.
Are there different sprinkler systems from which to choose?
A. Although every system should be tailored
to meet one's individual needs, a typical system is comprised of a controller (which functions as the brains of the system),
valves (which open and close to release and stop the flow of water to underground pipes) and sprinklers (which distribute
water to specific areas).