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Denver Sprinkler Repair: All About Sprinkler Heads

November 22, 2017

If you’re new to the sprinkler game, you probably aren’t familiar with all of the options that you’ll have when it’s time to install your own irrigation system. At Water Solutions Company, the Denver sprinkler repair experts, we like to make sure you know what products we use so we can ensure we’re a perfect fit for you. There are several types of sprinkler heads out there on the market, but we use rotary sprinkler heads as our preferred type.

When you take the first step to plan out your irrigation system, it’s essential to determine the right type of sprinkler head for your layout and zones. A lot goes into sprinkler heads; such as the size, style, and spray pattern, so some background knowledge is essential to make sure you (or the professional) have selected the right sprinkler head for your lawn.

All About Sprinkler Heads

You might be wondering how water even gets up to the sprinkler head for your lawn. Well, as soon as water passes from the main line and through a valve, it enters a “zone line”. A sprinkler head is directly connected to this line and can also be referred to as a “swing line”. As soon as the water reaches a sprinkler head, it extends upwards and directs the water spray on the targeted area.

Rotary Heads

At Water Solutions Company, we use gear-driven rotary heads, which are one of the most commonly used sprinkler heads for sprinkler systems. Rotary heads are low cost, have a quiet operation, and pretty versatile. If you’re looking for a low maintenance option, these are your best bet. Because of the enclosed body design, the rotary head prevents clogging from dirt and other debris.

Best suited for small commercial sites or larger residential lawns, they work better than pop-up spray heads especially in the Denver area where we experience a lot of sloped lawns and clay soil. They have a lower precipitation rate so it will increase your water absorption.

You’ll find that when you install rotary sprinkler heads, there is a nozzle tree within each of the rotors, making it incredibly easy to select the right size nozzle for the radius and precipitation rate of your lawn and garden. Typically, the radius ranges from 18 to 55 feet and an arc rotation from 40 to 360 degrees.

Rotary sprinkler heads are known for their durability and have features that ensure a reliable performance year after year. You can find rotary sprinkler heads that can apply to several different applications, from low pressure, steep slopes, and even high wind areas. Remember to read up on the most common sprinkler head problems in your Denver lawn irrigation system.

Choose Water Solutions Company

Questions on rotary sprinkler heads or need help on choosing the right sprinkler head for your system? Get in touch with Water Solutions Company! We are your go-to Denver sprinkler system experts. We offer free estimates for stress-free sprinkler maintenance in Denver. Contact us today for your free estimate!