106, 2015

Hot Weather & Brown Spots, Sprinkler Emergency?

The unusual heat of Summer has come a bit early here to our lawns in New Jersey. Between the heat and minimal rainfall, problems and inefficiencies in your lawn sprinkler system are becoming prevalent.
When you planned on having the lawn sprinkler installed, the plan was to have even precipitation across the whole yard, well, that […]

2705, 2015

Pool Safety for Above-ground Pools

At Elite Lawn Sprinklers, Pools & Spas of NJ, we spend a lot of time discussing pool safety, this is the reason I felt a need to write this article.  A pool that is only 24″ deep can be just as dangerous as an in-ground pool. More states and localities are passing new legislature […]

2205, 2015

Selecting the Proper Fence to Surround your Pool

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has done a study that says nearly 400 children under the age of 15 annually die due to drowning in a pool.
Most New Jersey towns & cities require some form of fence surrounding the backyard or the pool area itself. You will want to check with your town for […]

1705, 2015

Lawn Sprinkler Layout & Design – What you Should Know

The layout of the lawn sprinkler heads is a crucial step in the proper designing of an efficient and effective lawn sprinkler system. The sprinkler heads need to be placed properly in order to achieve “matched precipitation”, meaning achieving even watering across landscape and lawn areas. Proper design and head layout should avoid dry, brown […]

1205, 2015

Pool Safety Rules Everyone Should Know and USE

If there is a pool in your backyard and you have children that live in the home or visit regularly, supervision is so important to a child’s safety.
We all know you cannot possibly watch a child 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Most pool accidents occur when children are in their own home […]

705, 2015

How to Start up your Lawn Sprinklers for the Season

It is May and finally the weather is feeling like Spring has Sprung in NJ!
If you are like me, you have waited until now to start your sprinklers. By now most of the NJ Irrigation companies are in full swing starting their customers lawn sprinkler systems, so the wait for an appointment may be a […]

405, 2015

Pool Filters 101

It is essential as a NJ pool owner to help keep your pool clean. Proper circulation of the water allows the chemicals to keep the water sanitized and crystal clear.
There are 3 types of Pool Filters:

Sand Filter
DE – Diatomaceous Earth Filter
Cartridge Filter

Sand Filters

Sand Filters are the easiest to use of all the pool filters. Operation […]

3004, 2015

Rain Sensor – Does your Sprinkler have one?

Has your rain sensor been checked lately? Does your lawn sprinkler even have one? Did you know that since 2000 the state of New Jersey has made it mandatory that all sprinkler systems installed since that year have a rain sensor installed?

If you didn’t already know this, a rain sensor is a small piece of […]

2704, 2015

Is your Pool Safe for Pets & Wildlife? – How To Make It Safe?

Although pool owners need to have safety in mind not only for humans, but also for their pets and other wildlife that could possibly drown in your swimming pool. Approximately 5,000 animals drown in pools each year, that possibly could have been prevented by following some of these tips:

High risk pets – Why training is […]

2404, 2015

What’s That Noise? A Water Hammer – New Jersey

Have you ever felt vibrations and heard loud noise under your feet when shutting down your lawn sprinkler system? This is known as ” water hammer” in the plumbing & irrigation industry. This is caused when moving water is suddenly stopped.

When the valve shuts down, the water hits up against the inside of the valve, […]