To help you with working out the cost of installing a residential irrigation system we have compiled a handy guide that lists products we stock and are typically used in each level of irrigation system and your friendly QOTO company is always happy to help you to work out the best irrigation solution for your home.
Typically entry-level irrigation systems relate to pop-up sprinklers without any level of automation.
You will typically need:
Rotors or sprinkler heads such as those supplied by QOTO
Drip tube usually supplied by QOTO
Micro sprinklers used in small garden beds usually supplied by QOTO
Iplex pipe or Vinidex tubing
The general range of fittings for micro-irrigation, low-density tubing usually supplied from Philmac or HR Products
In addition to products required in entry-level home irrigation systems, many homeowners like to enhance their irrigation systems with add ons that allow for ease of operation or increased efficiency.
These could include:
Valves and fittings from various suppliers including Philmac, HR Products, and Toro
Netafim or Rivulis emitters or drip tape or tube
A Hunter, Toro or Orbit battery wi-fi controller that allows ongoing programming
At the premium end of the irrigation, possibilities are products that allow for complete automation and remote access. Some homeowners even like to borrow technology from the agricultural sector and install full subsurface drip irrigation systems. There are numerous possibilities available, all with unique features and benefits to the homeowner.
Possible premium enhancements include:
A filtration system to remove fine particles and reduce blockages
Solenoid valves and manifold system to make an automated and expandable irrigation system
A water storage tank to store water specifically for irrigation purposes
A Grundfos, Davey, or Orange Pumps pressure pump to maintain pressure to run the system
A fully automated controller and monitor that can be accessed remotely via Bluetooth technology usually sourced from HR Products, Toro, Nelson.
It is important to realise that most products can be used across any level of irrigation. It is really just the added features that cause the cost of irrigation systems to increase. Ultimately the cost of your home irrigation system really depends on how many features you add and the degree of automation you require.