Pop up sprinklers are the pinnacle of automated irrigation and are quickly taking over as homeowners’ preferred option for home improvements. All the sprinklers and equipment are buried below the ground. Hence, rendering them invisible and preserving the garden’s lovely appearance. When the system is on, the pop-up sprinklers extend from the ground and then retract when the system is off.
Pop-up sprinkler systems are excellent for a variety of gardening. They are typically applicable to irrigate grassy areas. However, they may also be applicable to water flowerbeds and border areas. A major advantage of opting for a pop-up sprinkler system over a conventional lawn sprinkler setup is the significant decrease in water use. Since, when put properly, pop-up sprinklers accurately and effectively distribute water across the garden, minimizing wastage.
What are pop-up sprinklers?
Pop-up sprinklers are distinctive overhead sprinkler systems that work well for various-sized lawns, parks, golf courses, and gardens. Because they evenly distribute water, pop-up sprinklers are the ideal watering system for lawns and gardens.
How do they work?
A pop-up sprinkler’s basic construction is quite straightforward, and operates easily. There is simply conventional mechanics; there is no magic or electricity. A sprinkler head’s rising stem is pushed up against the pressure of water flowing through the input. The stem of the sprinkler will rise and protrude from the main body. This happens when the water pressure is greater than the capacity of the spring within.
Depending on the sprinkler model and nozzle used, water will then discharge from the nozzle. Then it is dispersible throughout the vicinity in either a single revolving stream or an arc of spray. The pressure loss occurs when the water supply is off, and the spring retracts the riser stem back into the main body.
The functionality of pop-up sprinklers
Pop-up sprinkler systems are applicable in the construction of sprinklers and pops up under high water pressure to irrigate surfaces 2 to 12 inches above the ground. When the irrigation cycle is over, the riser retracts back into its housing at ground level due to a decrease in water pressure hence cannot be subject to damage by a lawn mower.
The pop-up sprinklers from Aqua Hub include a built-in debris filter and a sturdy gear motor that spins the sprayer to the desired pre-determined arc or spraying radius. Sprinkler heads that are clogged with dirt or debris may pop up. Low water pressure from a leak in the water line can prevent water from reaching the sprinkler head, which prevents the sprinkler from popping up.
How to Install a Pop-up Sprinkler
For the bigger sprinklers that water an area larger than a 16-foot radius, the sprinklers spacing should be at a distance of 25 feet apart. Sprinklers that cover a smaller area are placed 12 to 15 feet apart from one another. 2,3,4,6 and 12 inches are the most typical heights for us. PVC, HDPE, and PPR pipes are the most useful pipes for pop-up structures. Electric booster pumps are the most effective pumps for pop-up sprinklers. This is a result of their simplicity of usage. They work great with timers as well. Diesel and petrol water pumps can also function, however, we do not advise using them.
Pop Up Irrigation Time and Timers
A half-inch of water will typically take 30 minutes to get. So a lawn will receive around an inch of water three times each week for 20 minutes each time. The greatest soil for this recipe is one that is healthy and well-drained. All pop-up sprinkler systems may have irrigation timers added to turn the system off automatically once the desired watering period has passed. A moist lawn at night makes the grass more susceptible to a fungus attack. For healthy lawn growth, irrigate during the day and keep the moisture level 6 inches below.