Should I Install My Own Sprinkler System?

Installing a sprinkler system might seem like an overwhelming task at first, but with the easy to assemble systems available today, putting together a great sprinkler system is a breeze and it also saves you a lot of money. The systems available in the stores or from online suppliers are all different and they come with detailed assembly instructions, so in what follows we would like to provide a few ideas that work with any system:

  • Start with system design – before you buy the system, make sure you know exactly how many sprinklers you need and what kind of terrain obstacles you will need to work your way through.
  • If you think you need help with the design phase, many stores offer free design consultancy or you can turn to an expert who will design the system for you for a small fee.
  • Consider systems that use rotor sprinkler heads – they are the most efficient and use the least sprinklers.
  • Be prepared for hard work – you will need to dig a trench that is suitably wide and deep for the drains, then you will also need to cover the trench after you placed the pipes and the other components. Before digging ensure you call Colorado 811, the underground cable locator professionals, to ensure buried cables are left intact.

As you can see, this process can be time consuming and back breaking! Good luck!