+ Spring System Activation:
- The contractor first will collect all components such as backflow devices and pumps that may have been removed over the winter and install them to their regular locations.
- System will be energized (pressurized) from the controller, all zones will be checked electrically for continuity and all decoders are 'pinged' to ensure communication.
- The contractor will inspect and ensure the rain sensor is operational and will then activate every zone and inspect all components (heads). While walking the system, the contractor will make adjustments to arc and radius of the spray heads as needed.
- The contractor will note plant material type, head type and exposure to assist in proper programming of the controller and will record any broken, leaking, or missing components and notify the SVHOA GM of their findings.
- The contractor will create proposal(s) to perform any necessary repairs and any recommended upgrades or modifications that may improve the system.
- Once the system has been prepared for operation the contractor will create a watering schedule that will work within the community watering windows and also take into consideration any environmental factors that have been noted, such as plant type, slope, soil, etc. This information will be submitted and then once approved the watering schedule will be implemented.
+ Site Visits/Operation/Repair
- The contractor will perform a spring system activation during the first or second week of April each year weather permitting and plan on being on site for each normal week day (Monday- Friday), until the activation is completed and the system is performing satisfactorily.
- The entire system will be inspected each month. The system will be divided into 4 sections, thus, 25% of the system will be inspected during each weekly visit and a written report will be submitted to the GM. Each zone will be visually inspected and any broken, leaking, or missing components will be brought to the attention of the General Manager via completion of service repair tickets
- When walking through the zones, the contractor will make any minor adjustments to ensure adequate water coverage.
- The contractor will take meter readings and submit the information to the GM each month. Any needed repairs will be submitted for approval and then performed in a timely manner.
- The contractor will make any minor adjustments to the watering schedule based on weather and site conditions with the ultimate goals of water conservation and plant health.
- The system will be shut down and the mainline and all lateral lines purged of water using compressed air as is standard industry practice. The goal is to have shutdown completed no later than November 7 each year depending on weather.
- Depending on the equipment type and location, the contractor will remove components such as a backflow device and store over the winter. The controller will be placed in the 'off position.
- The contractor will provide the GM with the schedule for these and all activities listed above so the contractor can meet the General Manger's expectations and can notify the community of the contractor's progress.
+ Irrigation Resources
- Irrigation Assessment
- Tucor Controller Manual
- Tucor Cycle Manager
- Hunter I-20 Rotator Head
- Hunter I-25 Rotator Head
- Hunter Design Guide
- Rain Bird Design Manual
- ET and Water Usage
- Turf Water Usage
- Hunter Pro-Spray Fixed Noozles
- Hunter Pro Adjustable Nozzles
- Hunter Pro Adjustable Nozzle Cut Sheet
- Hydrometer Flow Sensor
- Hydrometer Flow Sensor Decoder
- Tucor Control Products
- Why PVC Fails
- PVC Pressure Surges
- Average Evapotranspiration Values by Month
- Two Wire Control Video