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It’s Summertime (at least for a couple more days). The sun’s high in the heavens, the temperature is fine, the breeze is slight, and the sky is blue. With a twist and a whir, suddenly the children are excited. Why? They know the sprinkler is about to turn on!
Everyone remembers running through the sprinkler as a kid. Likely enough, if you’re an adult reading this, you lived through several iterations of sprinkler technology.
Sure, you can hook a nozzle on the end of a hose that spreads a swirling liquid cyclone across the yard. Then there are those that look like a rake made of water which slowly criss-cross the yard back and forth while the kids play Jack Flash, jumping over the water. The thing is, such home sprinklers can actually end up being less effective, and more annoying than it would seem at first.
There’s the issue of hooking it up initially, then there’s the issue of putting it away. Then there’s the issue of dragging it out, screwing it in, and turning the hose on. And what if you forget to turn the hose off? Then after several hours of wasted water, your bill jumps into the stratosphere.
Finally, none of this activity guarantees that the grass, flowers, or garden in the back or front yard of your home will even get the proper water for survival. There has to be a better solution than the antiquated means of hydrating lawns epitomized decades ago, and there is.
Kids Love Sprinklers
It’s a perfect playtime activity for the kids. They can run and jump through the slowly-spinning sprinkler, get soaked in a more powerful spray, and then come in when they’re tired. Time is stretched out for children, which means they’re likely to experience fifteen “minutes” the same way an adult would experience an “hour”. With any luck, as the sprinklers switch cycles, your little ones will be finished with the game and move to some other area of the home for entertainment.
While sprinklers are sturdy, and often constructed to take a beating–including that which can come from a curious child–a too-low lawnmower may knock one out of commission. That’s about the only downside of such a system, and a reason why you’ll see them installed in golf courses across the nation.
If you’re in New Jersey, NJ sprinkler system installation can be had affordably and efficiently for a minimum of hassle on your end. As the twenty-first century gains momentum, it’s sensible to remain abreast of such innovative developments.
Underground Sprinkler Systems
Usually, the sprinklers do this in sequence. For example, area “A” will have fifteen minutes of sprinkling, then those sprinklers will retract into their safe containers, and the area “B” sprinklers will be on deck; and so on and so forth. Cycles can be oscillated through a daytime, morning, evening, afternoon or night cycle. It all depends on your needs and preferences. With such a sprinkler system, you can control the exact level of water output, metering your bill on a monthly basis. You can also control the times the sprinklers come on, and never have to worry about them remaining active too long.