Sprinkler Timer Installation
Operate your sprinklers on your Smart Device...
FROM AYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
Putting Smart in your Smart Yard
This Sprinkler Timer allows you to water smart
by helping you make watering decisions based on the
ecological needs of your yard, while giving you the freedom
to control your watering from anywhere with your smartphone.
The App allows you to completely program and control your
timer straight from your smart device. Additionally, this intelligent App
connects to local weather data giving your landscape the exact amount of water that it needs.
We service anywhere in the greater
Long Beach / Downey / Whittier area
We also install an excellent conventional
sprinkler timer box which features:
Simple on/off switch
Clear, legible display
One button press to water all zones manually
One button press to increase/decrease watering times for entire system
Clean, solid professional installation
Available for 4-16 stations
Call / Text Jim
fast and easy
HOW DO SPRINKLER TIMERS WORK?
Sprinkler timers (also called controllers), are exactly what they sound like – a device that controls when your sprinklers turn on and how long they run for. They are essentially the brain of your sprinkler system. Sprinkler timers send electric signals to the valves, which regulate the flow of water to the sprinkler system. The electric signals sent to the valves tell them to open or close, which allows water through and runs the sprinklers.
There are varying degrees of complexity in sprinkler timers. The simplest designs allow you to control small areas of sprinklers and don’t have as many programming features.
More complex controllers can control larger areas with more sprinklers and have advanced programming options, such as flow monitoring (the controller monitors the flow of individual sprinkler heads and adjusts incorrect flows) and separate programs for individual stations. Other optional features are rain sensors, solar power, remote control compatibility, and PC compatibility (allows you to control and check on your sprinkler system from your PC).
Sprinkler timers come in mechanical, semi-electronic, and fully electronic designs, although fully mechanical controllers are somewhat out-dated, and rarely used. Semi-electronic, or electromechanical sprinkler timers use an electric clock and gears to activate irrigation zones, while fully electronic timers use circuits to run the clock/timer, memory, and control functions. Fully electronic timers offer a wide range of features, but are more sensitive to power fluctuations and may require a surge protector. Electromechanical timers are very reliable and not as sensitive to power fluctuations, but do not offer as many special features.
Although sprinkler timers are fairly maintenance-free, you may wish to upgrade your timer, or install additional parts or features. Such upgrades and installations are very simple and easy, and can be done by either the homeowner or an irrigation professional.