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Reasons Your Irrigation's Water is Pooling in Your Yard

Irrigation Outlet
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If you have water pooling in the yard every time you run your irrigation system, something needs to be corrected. Sometimes the problem will just require a simple fix, like replacing some sprinkler heads. But first, you have to identify the problem. Here are some possible reasons why your yard looks more like a pond after you run the water.

Reasons Your Irrigation System's Water Pools in the Yard
  • Broken Sprinkler Heads: If your sprinkler system is automated, you might be running it at night or while you're at work. Turn the system on so you can see it in action. A busted sprinkler head can shoot water straight up in the air the entire time. Spray head nozzles are quick and easy to replace.
  • Misplaced Sprinkler Heads: If your home has an irrigation system that was a DIY installation, it may not have properly accounted for a slope in the yard. Call in the pros to check your system and determine if it needs to be adjusted or reinstalled.
  • Broken Sprinkler Lines: Just because your sprinkler lines are underground does not mean they are unbreakable. A broken line can cause water too pool on the surface.
  • Thatch & Yard Debris: Sometimes pooling water will have nothing to do with your irrigation system. If you have a lot of leaves or grass clippings built up on the lawn, it can prevent water from reaching the soil quickly enough. Take a rake to your yard and see if clearing off the thatch can reduce the problem.

If you just can't determine the cause of water pooling on your lawn, give us a call at Irrigation Outlet to check your system at (803) 461-0561.