Sprinkler Controllers are the brain of your sprinkler system. They control valves and zones to make your lawn or yard green for years to come. Additionally, they can coordinate with sensors to prevent wasted water. Some controllers are even smart controllers, which connect to your home Wi-Fi to prevent watering on windy or rainy days.
Sprinkler Systems are essential for well-irrigated and healthy lawns. Systems like these are divided up into zones, also called stations, to better manage water. Each station has a valve that is connected to the controller, with the option of sensors connected to the controller as well, such as a rain sensor, flow sensor, or freeze sensor. All these work together, along with weather forecasts in the case of smart controllers, to save you water and money.
Sprinkler Controllers are a critical part of your irrigation system. Your system has a valve for each zone. These valves open or close at the command of irrigation controllers. Controllers can support a varying number of zones, modules, and sensor devices. Smart controllers take this a step further to view your local weather forecast, preventing watering when it's wasteful or inefficient. Get your Sprinkler Controller Delivery today with same-day shipping.
Manually watering your lawn can be tiring and difficult. Remembering to rotate the hose-end sprinkler to a different part of the yard every 15-30 minutes can be difficult. Luckily, automated sprinkler timers and controllers are the solutions to saving time and effort in your busy day, and we have a wide selection of sprinkler controllers from fixed station to modular, smart or standard. Available for order today at Sprinkler Warehouse.
While most controllers and timers are for in-ground popup systems, drip irrigation is a great type of system to use timers. Instead of manually turning valves to turn your drip system on or off, you can use a timer to control each zone of your drip system. Or we also have models for standard irrigation systems, with all other varieties of options. It's simple and easy. Order your controller or timer today.
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No. Sprinkler controllers are more robust and capable of more functionality than sprinkler timers. Controllers can have more complex programs and receive input from sensors. For example, you could program a controller to only water on Tuesdays, or to water every other day or any day except Tuesday. Timers have more limited functionality.
While there are multiple different factors to take into account, from a number of stations to type of valve, our best all-around recommendation is Hunter's NODE-100 which comes in models for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 station systems, is battery powered with long system life, and is for in the box with valves.
For residential controllers, you will want something modular or with enough fixed stations to cover a few more zones than you think you need. Wi-Fi or Smart Controllers are also a great investment. We recommend the ESP-ME3 Modular Wi-Fi ready controller, which can be expanded up to 22 stations and has Wi-Fi as an optional feature through the LNK-WiFi module.