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The Smith Guide to Sprinkler Systems

Sprinkler systems in Claremont can be an expensive installation, as well as a hefty general expense for Claremont residents. This is beca

use water charges in Claremont, CA are higher than they are in other surrounding areas. Having an underground sprinkler system doesn’t have to be a huge hassle, nor does it have to be a necessary evil.

Use this guide to understand how your sprinkler system works, so that when a contractor begins to explain what you need done, you can actually understand him.

The Controller – The Brains of the Operation

The controller is an electronic unit that attaches to a set of valves. These sit in a box in your lawn, and represent the beginning, or brain of your system. Your main water source will come into the box, which then re-channels everything into each valve separately.

This is is what allows us at Smith Landscape to turn on certain areas of your lawn, and turn others off. If we don’t detect the proper type of electronic controller, we may recommend some better brands. If you don’t have any interest in a new controller, no problem. As your landscaping contractor, we will monitor your system, even if it comes from the stone age.

The Sprinkler Head – The Body

As long as the controller has good enough water pressure, the sprinkler head will raise and operate in a predictable, patterned fashion. When the pattern seems broken, or the sprinkler head shows signs of wear and tear, you have two options:

  1. We can attempt to fix it, or

  2. We can recommend a new head

One thing we don’t do is try to wipe out your whole sprinkler system and replace it. Believe it or not, some people have fallen for this in the past. Why? because most property owners don’t understand the separation between the controller, the heads, and that each head is basically doing its own thing. This should especially apply to sprinkler systems Claremont CA property owners have had for a while.

Conclusions: Sprinkler Systems Claremont

How the water enters, leaves, and spreads across a lawn are all very important. The controllers are your brain, and send the water through the rest of the system using simple water pressure. Your sprinkler heads are like the body. They are independent parts designed to work together. If a few heads aren’t working to great, remember not to fall for the old “you need a new everything” trick.


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