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Your Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Sprinkler Precipitation Rates.

When it comes to repairing a sprinkler system, it's important to understand precipitation rates. This refers to the amount of water that is applied to your lawn or garden over a certain period of time, usually measured in inches per hour. Different types of sprinkler nozzels have different precipitation rates, so it's important to take this into account when designing or retrofitting an irrigation system. By doing so, you can ensure that your lawn or garden receives the right amount of water without any dry spots or puddles, while also minimizing runoff which in turn conserves water.

When it comes to maintaining a healthy landscape, choosing the right precipitation rate for your sprinkler system is crucial. The HUNTER MP Rotator® family of Nozzles now offers two different options to better balance the

application of water with soil type, providing more choices for irrigation management. By selecting the best precipitation rate for

your soil and plant materials, you can

maximize the efficiency of your irrigation system while avoiding inefficiencies like runoff and excessive water use. For new irrigation systems, implementing designs specific to low precipitation rates can offer a safe and effective solution for keeping your landscape vibrant and healthy while still conserving water.

If you're contemplating a sprinkler system upgrade, update, or retro-fit/repair, consider the HUNTER MP Rotator Series. This series offers the slowest precipitation rate for pop-ups in the industry, making it perfect for areas ranging from a 5-foot-wide strip up to a 35-foot radius. It can be applied to almost any soil type without runoff, especially tight soils and steep slopes. With a slow precipitation rate across such a large radius range, there are slower flow rates and therefore less pressure loss through the zone, allowing more heads to run on one valve. The slower precipitation rate also means longer run times for the desired application of water, which can be addressed in new designs by creating larger zones. By doubling the zone area while doubling the run time, there is a net zero increase in run time, all while maintaining high-uniformity coverage with a slow flow rate.

Your existing sprinkler system that needs an upgrade, using the MP800 Series for a slightly higher precipitation rate. This will help avoid increasing run times and is ideal for medium-grade soils, gentle slopes, and small spaces. With a radius range of 6 to 16 feet, the MP800 Series can quickly convert existing spray zones into high-efficiency overhead systems without significantly increasing watering times. The midrange precipitation rate balances with the generally poorer coverage and high precipitation rate of the existing spray system, resulting in a minimal increase in run time while improving uniformity and water conservation.

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When it comes to repairing, updating, or upgrading your sprinkler system, it's important to choose the right components for your specific needs. With a variety of options available, you can customize your system to improve its performance and efficiency with the HUNTER MP Rotator Series that offers a slow and steady precipitation rate, making it ideal for achieving maximum irrigation efficiency. Alternatively, the MP800 Series provides a midrange precipitation rate that's perfect for retrofit applications and situations where water availability is limited. No matter which option you choose, you can be sure that you're getting an optimal solution for your high-efficiency overhead irrigation system.

For more information on Precipitation-Rates or the Hunter MP Rotator visit Hunter Irrigation.

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