Types of Sprinkler Heads for Underground Irrigation Systems
When working with the team at Sposato Irrigation, home and business owners have a wide range of options to create an irrigation system that will suit their property’s unique needs. Underground irrigation systems are a popular choice for many residential and commercial properties throughout Delaware. There are many customization options designed to create systems that can water any landscape with maximum efficiency. In this blog, we explore some of the different types of sprinkler heads available for underground irrigation systems.
Designing Underground Irrigation Systems and Understanding Their Perks
As with any irrigation system, informed design and continued maintenance are critical for underground irrigation systems. Although drip irrigation is certainly better suited to some spaces, many landscapes feature underground irrigation systems to great effect. These systems are excellent for distributing water over large areas, especially in places where high winds are infrequent. They can be more efficient than sloppy manual watering, and well-maintained underground irrigation systems often boost a home’s value. While underground irrigation systems have various benefits, the best way to make the most of these perks is to work with an experienced team for design and installation.
Pop-Up Sprinkler Heads: A Staple for Underground Irrigation Systems
Many underground irrigation systems utilize pop-up sprinkler heads. As the name would suggest, pop-up sprinkler heads contain a mechanism that allows them to sit below the surface of the ground until it is time for watering. For many models, the water pressure forces the inner chamber to rise above the surface of the ground, and water is then sprayed through the head’s nozzle. Many manufacturers make interchangeable nozzles, allowing homeowners and irrigation professionals to adjust the throw distance and spray pattern. Pop-up sprinkler heads are an incredibly common fixture for underground irrigation systems because of their high degree of customizability and the fact that they are not very visible when not in use.
Rotors: Impact and Gear Drive
Rotor heads utilize a few different mechanisms. Two popular varieties, impact heads and gear drive heads, are often used to water large areas. Rotor heads can throw water anywhere from thirty to ninety feet, making them ideal for large residential or commercial properties. Impact heads are well-known for their distinctive noise; as the heads throw water, a spring-loaded arm makes contact with the stream of water, rotating it. While impact heads are often reliable and long-lasting, some people find the noise they make annoying. Gear drive heads are similar to impact heads, except they use a collection of gears to rotate. This makes them quieter, though they can suffer more from poor water quality than impact heads.
Choose Sposato Irrigation
Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.