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Components Of A Lawn Sprinkler System

Components Of A Lawn Sprinkler System

An electronic timer is also known as the lawn sprinkler system's brain. The main things the timer does are control the flow of water from the source and send it to other systems.

The timer controls and instructs the valves when to close or turn on. Consequently, you will have complete control over which areas will be operational. While a regular timer has limited functionality and allows you to arrange the watering system, a smart timer offers additional capabilities. The advanced timers include additional functions such as moisture detection; these timers detect the presence of moisture and shut down the system.

Sprinkler system components

Backflow preventer

Backflow is an effective sprinkler system component that prevents potable water contamination.

The primary function of a backflow preventer is to prevent contaminated water from returning to the water source, hence the name.

Backflow occurs when the sprinkler system's pressure exceeds that of the source system; this pressure is known as backflow pressure. In this case, the backflow preventer is used to keep backflow pressure from damaging the water source.

Water pump

A water pump is also an important part of the sprinkler system. Its main job is to make sure that the water pressure is the same throughout the system.

The use of a water pump is contingent on the type of installation you intend to carry out. For minor installations (small areas), one booster pump is sufficient. However, many irrigation pumps will be required for the installation of a large area. Water pumps are essential to the system's effective operation.

Your water pressure is high enough that you can use a garden hose to run a sprinkler.

However, you may require a higher-pressure irrigation system for vast areas. High pressure guarantees that all pipes and sprinklers receive the same amount of water.

Water meter

With the use of a water meter, you are able to regulate the water supply to each zone and ensure that each zone is receiving the right amount of water.

In other instances, though, a local water provider may set up the system, and depending on their regulations and conditions, you may be charged for water and sewage treatment.

Control valves

By using control valves to divide the entire system into zones, you can regulate the water flow to each zone. For systems using electronic timers, the timers control the values. The opening and closing of valves is reliant on the water schedule of an electronic timer. With the aid of wires, the valves are connected to the timer, and these wires carry control signals.

The valve box

The valve box is used to protect the valves and other parts like wires and sensors by giving them a place to live.

Usually, valve boxes are buried below and make it easy to get to valves and other parts when they are needed.

The shut-off valve

The shut-off valve is an important part of sprinkler systems that helps prevent and fix problems that could be harmful.

When a problem is found, a well-programmed controller, a solenoid switch, and a power supply all work together to turn off the sprinkler.

When your sprinkler system is set up with well-thought-out zones and enough shut-off valves, you can avoid interruptions and boost the level of protection.

The sprinkler heads

The sprinkler heads ensure that your lawn and garden receive an adequate amount of water. There are numerous sprinklers available, each with distinct features and applications.

Risers and pipes

Pipes and risers are utilized to provide effective water delivery to all regions. The pipes are connected to the sprinkler heads through control valves and the main water source. Sprinkler heads are directly linked to risers.