Frequently Asked Questions and Do It Yourself Tips
Not all irrigation-related issues require a service call. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and guides that may assist you with common issues and DIY troubleshooting and tips that can save you time and money.
ROTORS AND VALVES
If your irrigation system is not calibrated properly, it can cause your irrigation system to over or under water. This video will show you how to adjust your rotor sprinklers, such as the Hunter PGP Rotor. If you need help, NAIAD does expert calibration of this and any other rotator.
The only tool you need is a screwdriver and this short video below illustrates it best
This video will show you how to Hunter MP Rotator sprinkler nozzles perform vs. the rest.
Have you noticed your irrigation system repeating it’s cycle or continuing more than it should? Watch the video below –
DIY BLOWOUTS / WINTERIZATION
Some of our customers prefer to winterize their irrigation systems themselves. If you chose to do so, we recommend using a compressor with 185 cfms for a residential system. This can be rented from many different industrial rental companies in Calgary to winterize sprinklers. It will cost around $200 to $300/ day.
One good bit of advice is to talk to your neighbors to see if you can all rent a compressor at the same time and share the cost.
It may be harder to find a compressor in Chestermere, Okotoks, Cochrane, Airdrie, De Winton, Strathmore, and surrounding communities. If you choose to hire Naiad Irrigation Systems, we do not charge an out of town fee.
Below you can find the DIY winterization manuals by brand type: