San Antonio Water Conservation through Smart Irrigation
Water Conservation through Smart Sprinkler System Components
Choose the Right Components.
Choosing the right components for your sprinkler system can make all the difference in your installation. You’ll want to account for factors such as type of irrigation, water pressure, number of zones, and size of the area each zone will cover. Do some research on recommended parts for your particular system and talk to a local expert if you need assistance. Once you have identified which parts are best suited for your sprinkler system, you can move onto the next step.
Calculate Irrigation Requirements.
Before beginning the installation, it’s important to accurately measure the area and calculate how much water each zone will need. Sprinkler heads vary in flow rates and area coverage, so you’ll need to take precise measurements for each zone before deciding which sprinkler head is best suited for that location. Calculate the total water volume required by multiplying the length times width of each area, then determine the flow rate needed to cover that area adequately.
Design the Plans for Everything.
Begin by creating a plan that includes the layout of each zone and desired spray pattern. Also design a plan of where the wires will run, what type of pipe to use for your water lines, and any other components necessary for installation. Before you start any digging or laying down pipes, use stakes and string to mark out the irrigated area of each zone so you don’t accidentally damage your sprinkler system. Make sure to refer consistently back to your plans throughout installation; this will help reduce problems as you go along.
Follow Installation and Safety Protocols.
When it comes to installing your sprinkler system, you must follow all the necessary protocols, in order to do so safely. Make sure to check local building codes, as they will help you ensure that your installation is compliant with regulations. Additionally, wear safety glasses when using any power tools and digging around electricity lines and underground pipes. Also be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for each component of your sprinkler system to reduce the risk of damage completed systems or harm to yourself.
Test and Adjust the System as Needed.
Once your sprinkler system is installed, the next important step is to test and adjust the system accordingly. Begin by testing each zone of your sprinkler system one at a time, using a digital timer to check run times and make sure that each station runs properly. After you have tested each zone, you can move on to adjusting pressure levels and nozzle sizes throughout your system as needed. Make sure to check pressure levels again when making any adjustments to ensure accuracy and optimal performance!