Joe Swett
sprinkler components
By Published On: January 11th, 2019Comments Off on Main Components of a Sprinkler System12.2 min read

If you do not currently have an automated sprinkler system in Florida, you are probably pretty tired of moving hoses all over your yard and watering by hand? Not to mention disappointed by the results of your lawn due to inconsistent watering.

Is it time to understand how a sprinkler system works. Here is a list of the main components of a sprinkler system:


The basic parts of an automated irrigation system are comprised of:

The controller functions as the brains of the system.

Values open and close to release and stop the flow of water to underground pipes.


These distribute water to specific areas.

Customizable Parts

  • Rain shut off devices,
  • Soil moisture sensors, and
  • Drip irrigation zones.

One Manufacturer
It is a standard practice to keep all of the components manufactured by the same company to ensure that they are compatible and work well together. Plus, it will help with your warranty protection.

Rain Bird
Rain Bird designs and manufactures the most complete line of components that make up an efficient irrigation system. Rain Bird also has a nationwide network of home improvement dealers, irrigation distributors and irrigation contractors to help you choose and install the right Rain Bird product for your landscape’s diverse watering needs.

The Sunrise Irrigation & Sprinklers team is made up of fully licensed and insured specialists. We are Rain Bird trained, certified for landscape irrigation auditing, and active members of both the Irrigation Association and the Florida Irrigation Society. We’ve spent the last two decades building a reputation across our local community for exceptional lawn and irrigation services. We are known for our innovative techniques, and advanced systems that are designed to conserve both water and money by running at full efficiency for many years.

Let our qualified specialist answer all of your questions about a sprinkler system.

At Sunrise Irrigation & Sprinklers, we know sprinkler installation and repair, landscape lighting and all-natural mosquito control and more. Our highly qualified, fully licensed and insured specialists have been beautifying residential and commercial landscapes in Palm Harbor and the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years. As an established, family-owned irrigation management business, we believe that keeping Florida homes and businesses looking their best begins with a healthy lawn. Give us a call at 727-772-3819 or schedule an initial consultation to discuss how we can help your lawn become lusher, greener, and healthier.

About the Author: Joe Swett

Former U.S. Coast Guard and Tampa-native Joseph Swett is the owner of Sunrise Irrigation, a Palm Harbor-based company that has been providing sprinkler and irrigation services in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, for more than 20 years. A RainBird-trained landscape specialist, Mr. Swett is dedicated to helping Florida homes and businesses implement effective irrigation technologies and transition towards smart water conservation. In his spare time, Joe sponsors and plays in two men’s softball leagues, but also enjoys surfing and going fishing with his family.


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