What is the best pop-up sprinkler system?

Best Pick: Rain Bird Rotor Heads 5000 4-pack This model comes with four sprinkler heads in a pack, featuring eco-friendly sand efficient watering. You get an adjustable spray angle from 40 to 360-degrees, with a spray range between 8 to 15-feet. They’re a good choice for flowerbeds, with a 4-inch pop-up height.

How do you install a pop-up sprinkler NZ?


  1. 1Check before you start digging.
  2. 2Roll out the poly pipe.
  3. 3Dig out the trench.
  4. 4Lay the poly pipe.
  5. 5Cut the pipe and fit the attachments.
  6. 6Attach the pop-up sprinklers.
  7. 7Seal the end of the pipe.
  8. 8Cover the pipes and pop-ups.

How deep do pop-up sprinklers need to be?

They advise that pipes should be trenched to a minimum of 400mm (15.8 inches) below the surface. This is to help avoid accidental punctures of the pipe and therefore lower maintenance costs in the future.

How long do pop up sprinklers last?

This system can last up to 20 years, but you’ll likely experience minor breakdowns every 3-10 year, depending on how much you invest in the quality of your sprinkler system. You should also be sure to inspect your sprinkler system as least once a year.

Which is better rainbird or Hunter?

Hunter products are slightly more durable than Rainbird. They can handle a greater PSI which is important when it comes to water pressure, winterization and extreme weather. Sprinkler heads sit in the ground which experience extreme temperatures.

How much water do pop up sprinklers use?

approximately 15 to 16 gpm
[On average a pop-up station uses approximately 15 to 16 gpm.]

How does pop up sprinkler work?

Pop-up spray sprinklers spray water over the whole area to be watered the entire time it is watering. They are hidden underground and set to pop up and retract with timers. Pop-up rotors spray a solid rotating stream of water to cover large areas of lawn.

How deep should sprinkler heads be?

The depth should be around 6-8 inches to give you some room to work. Carefully lift the grass around the sprinkler head and flip it upside down on the lawn. With a small trowel, remove the dirt from around the sprinkler head taking care not to hit the sprinkler line.

How far does a pop-up sprinkler spray?

The most basic pop-up sprinkler is a stationary head. Typically spraying one dedicated area up to 15 feet away, these heads produce a fine mist at 90-, 180- or 360- degree angles. Some models have fixed nozzle angles, while other types have adjustable heads for more versatility.

What size PVC pipe should I use for sprinkler system?

When it comes to selecting PVC irrigation pipe, both Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 pipe are common types of irrigation PVC pipes. They handle pressure roughly the same, so you won’t have to worry about more frequent breaks if you opt for Schedule 40.

How tall should sprinklers be?

Sprinkler heads typically range between 2 and 20 inches tall, but confirm this with measuring tape before you dig your trench. Also measure the diameter of the pipe you plan to use; this is often a 1-inch diameter. Add another 1/2 inch or full inch for the T-joint used to connect the pipe to the sprinkler head riser.