FAQ’S on Irrigation

Q: Is there anything I need to do in preparation of the irrigation installation?

A: No. Texas Beautyscapes, Inc. is a full-service irrigation company who will take you through the process start to finish. We contact Texas one call  to locate underground utilities on your property and arrange for all necessary plumbing to be performed by our licensed Irrigator, as well as obtaining all necessary permits.

 

Q: I’m having some work done at my property. Should I wait to have the system installed until they’re done?

A: The type of work being done will ultimately determine the time frame. For instance, if you are having a new lawn installed or repaired, we would be the second to last step in the process, the last being either your hydroseed or sod. In the case of general building or construction, we can typically work around other contractors unless a large portion of our installation area is obstructed. In this scenario it would be best to wait until completion of the project.

 

Q: I have a well. Can I still have an irrigation system?

A: Certainly. We specialize in low-pressure systems for well-derived water supplies. With today’s advanced technology, there are numerous options available.

 

Q: How long does it take to install an irrigation system?

A: Usually the installation only takes two days but in some cases additional time may be necessary depending on the size of your project.

 

Q: What sort of or how much damage to my lawn should I expect?

A: We use a great deal of caution during installation and use machinery that minimizes turf damage. The likelihood of damage depends upon how well established your turf is and soil conditions. Usually in two to three weeks you would never even know we had been to your home.

 

Q: After my system is up and running is there anything I need to do?

A: Typically no. However, simple adjustments of the controller may be necessary to ensure an adequate watering cycle and duration. Your system is virtually maintenance-free with proper seasonal servicing.

 

Service

Q: How do I program my Hunter Controller

A: Pro-C manual – ICC manuals

 

Q: How do I program Odd or Even Day watering on my Pro-C, or ICC controller?

A: Odd or Even day watering schedules are available on the Pro-C and ICC controllers. This feature allows you to schedule your irrigation to occur on odd or even days of the month. Many cities are regulating irrigation water usage by limiting the days that irrigation is permitted. For example, properties with even number addresses can water on even days and properties with odd number addresses can water on odd days. The Odd / Even watering feature is also useful if irrigation is desired every other day instead of selecting specific days of the week. The Pro-C and ICC will also allow you to program non-water days. For example, if you mow the lawn on Saturday morning, you may not want the irrigation to come on that day. You can select even watering and Saturday as a non-water day. This way, the controller will water every even day but never on Saturday. Months that end in an odd day, (29th or 31st) will not water on that day. This is because the next day would be the first and would otherwise water two days in a row. Programming the Odd /Even feature is different depending on which model controller you have. Refer to your owner’s manual for specific programming instructions, Pro-C manual page 27ICC manual page 27.

 

Q: The display on my controller is blank?

A: First make sure there is power at the outlet. If there is power at the outlet then the controller might need to be replaced. Call Texas Beautyscapes Inc.  for service.

 

Q: Why does my controller display show NO or NO AC?

A: The NO or NO AC display is a diagnostic message telling you that the controller has stopped receiving AC power. The controller is running on the power supplied by the back up battery. Check the power source by plugging a lamp or radio into the wall outlet to verify there is power at the outlet. If your controller is not plugged into a wall outlet, the power source is hardwired. Controllers that are hardwired to the power source will need to be tested by a qualified electrician. Call Texas Beautyscapes  for service

 

Q: My Pro-C or ICC controller has a blank or unreadable display. What should I do?

A: A blank display will require some troubleshooting to determine the cause of the problem. Call Texas Beautyscapes  for service.

 

Q: Why do my sprinklers finish watering and then start again?

A: When a program finishes watering and starts again, we call it repeat cycling. A common reason for a controller to repeat cycle is more than one start time is programmed. Refer to your owner’s manual for specific instructions, Pro-C manual page 24ICC manual page 25.

 

My Controller shows the zones working, but here is no water coming out of the sprinklers?

Generally this happens after a rainfall when the rain sensor is full of water, the main shut off valve is closed or one or more of the ball valves on tech RPZ is closed.

 

My system is coming on at the wrong time?

Check time of day of the controller, it may need to be reset. Refer to the owners manual for programming instructions, Pro-C manual page 24ICC manual page 25.

 

Why won’t my controller turn on a station or program?

Make sure the controller is programmed correctly. Stations that do not turn on may not have a run time scheduled in the program. A program missing a start time, run times, or days to water will not come on at all. refer to the owners manual for programming instructions, Pro-C manual page 25ICC manual page 26.

 

Where is my main shut-off valve for the system?

It is usually located near the water meter, close to the street

 

I have a leak in a line or broken sprinkler head in just one zone. Can I still use the system?

Yes, just set the “station run time” to zero for the problem zone, and you can still run the other zones. Refer to the owner’s manual for programming instructions,Pro-C manual page 25ICC manual page 26.

 

Why are my sprinklers not watering?

A: There are three reasons why your sprinklers may not be watering:

1. The most common reason your sprinklers are not watering is because the rain sensor is active. Do you have a rain sensor on your sprinkler system? If so, bypass the sensor. It may need to be replaced.
2. Check your programming in the controller. Specifically Watering Start Times and Water Days.
3. Is the water on? Check your shut off valve in the house and the RPZ valve. Both should be open.

If these three steps do not fix the problem, call Texas Beautyscapes, Inc. for service

 

Q: What if the water keeps running (leak in main line or zone stuck on)?

A: First turn the controller to “OFF”. If the water continues to run, turn the water off in the basement or outside at the backflow.

 

Q: Where is my backflow (RPZ) located?

A: Your backflow (RPZ) is located in one of two places. It may be located in your basement, usually near the main house shut off, or it may be located outside where the copper comes out of the house for the irrigation system.

 

Q: What if my backflow is leaking?

A: First turn off the water by closing the valve before the backflow Or give us a call for service