Pop-up sprinklers are unique sprinklers systems best suited for lawns, parks, golf courses and gardens of different sizes. Pop-up sprinklers are considered to be the best irrigation system for lawns and gardens because they apply water uniformly .
How Pop Up Sprinklers Work
Pop up Sprinklers are built using raisers that are designed to ‘pop up’ to irrigate 2 to 12 inches above ground under high water pressure. Once the irrigation cycle is complete, decreasing water pressure causes the riser to retract back to its housing at ground level. A lawn mower cannot damage them in their retracted position because it is hidden beneath the ground.
Grekkon pop-up sprinklers come with a built in debris filter, and a robust gear drive which turns the sprinkler to the pre-defined arc or radius of spraying required. Sprinkler heads will pop up when clogged with debris or dirt. A leak in the water line can cause low water pressure and keep water from flowing to the sprinkler head, so it won’t pop up.
Pop Up Sprinklers Installation
During installation, the sprinklers are spaced 25 feet apart for the larger ones that irrigate a radius beyond 16 feet diameter. For t hose sprinklers that do a smaller area they are spaced at 12-15 feet apart. Our most common heights are 2,3,4,6 and 12 inches.
Pop Up Irrigation Time and Timers
On average, it will take 30 minutes to get a half inch of water. So, 20 minutes, three times per week will give a lawn about an inch of water. This formula works best with healthy and well drained soils. Irrigation timers may be installed on all pop up sprinkler systems to automatically switch off the system once the target watering time is achieved. A wet lawn at night predisposes the grass to fungal infection. Irrigate during the day and maintain the moisture level 6 inches below for proper lawn growth.