Puddling around impact/rotor sprinklers

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by zelenak, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. zelenak

    zelenak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I'm irrigating a newly seeded lawn and meadow of wild flowers with impact sprinklers. After having tweaked the spacing, diffuser, pressure etc. I'm still getting a far more concentrated (puddling) area of water around each rotor. Is there any way to avoid this. It has to do with the impact arm interfering with the stream and dropping more water around the sprinkler. I don't even want to try to reinvent the wheel. Is there any simple solution I'm missing?

  2. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,455

    Those types of impact sprinklers tend to do that regardless. They are not a maintenance free sprinkler, you have to periodically clean out around and inside the can of the head. So what your saying isnt out of the ordinary.

    Replace the head as they go bad with closed case rotors....

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