True Sprinkler System Design has many aspects to it. There are all kinds of questions that need to be asked or that are most of the time understood based on our years of knowledge of the area. Either already known or if we ask them, in either case, the following are the things that need to be addressed…….
- What are you trying to water?
- What are the water requirements of what you are trying to water, how much and how often?
- Are you trying to water different things that require different rates of water?
- What area are you trying to cover?
- What is your water source?
- How much water does your source produce in a given time period?
- Is your source pressurized?
- If so, how much pressure can you count on and for how long?
- Does your water source have debris in it and need filtration?
- Do you get to use the water every day? Or is there a schedule?
- Is the area you are watering shady or in full sun during the day?
- Is it windy in your area? Does the wind blow a certain time of the day?
- Does your water contain minerals that will stain stuff?
- Do you want to automate it or would you rather turn it on manually?
- Do you travel and want to be able to run the system from the internet?
- Is conservation important enough to you that you would want to add a rain sensor?
Every question above dictates how a person would go about designing a sprinkler system for you and your home. Given the response to any of them may even determine if one of the others even needs to be asked. We have been installing systems in the Delta and Montrose Counties for so long that we may know the answers to a lot of those questions even by just driving up to your house.
We have learned what areas most likely have irrigation water and which areas have no water available. Which areas have high pressure from the domestic water and which area’s water is restricted by “doles” in which they literally don’t have any pressure to speak of. Which irrigation water is going to be fairly clean and which is going to have a tone of crawdads in it. All these things will go into our deciding what types of sprinklers we may want to use on your landscape. To keep it growing how you would expect it to.
We usually start with getting a plot plan of the area you are wanting to water. These days we can get a lot from “Google earth” if your house was built some time ago. If it is a new home, we will probably either ask for a plot plan or we will take the time to measure out the area. It is usually at this time that we will ask all kinds of questions as to what you want to be watered. Also important, if there are any areas that you don’t want water on. Say you park your car in an area that overspray could get on it. We would need to know that.
Once we have this information, we will take it back to the office and decide if we can give you an estimate based on square footage or if we will need to go to the extent of drawing out the design. Yes, we have done this enough that we really don’t need to always do a technical drawing. We can design and build on location a lot of the time. Even if we do a technical design, we will still manually layout the head placement when we start to do the work. This way we can make sure that every head is going to cover as in needs to. That being said, a drawing always helps us show you what we plan to do and it gives us a great way to get things started. In either case, the system is thought out and all aspects are given the attention needed to provide you a system that will last for generations.
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