Sprinkler Parts

There are four main categories of sprinkler parts. Click on the appropriate link below to get more detailed information on each of these categories.

Sprinkler Heads / Nozzles

Sprinklers come in a variety of types and sizes. Most lawns use .5″ or .75″ sprinklers and generally pop up 2″, 3″, or 4″. A sprinkler heighth is measured by how high it pops up and not by the length of the sprinklers casing. There is a diverse selection of rotor sprinklers, spray head sprinklers, and impact sprinklers to enable you to keep your lawn and garden looking great.

Sprinkler heads come in 6 major categories: Rotors, Spray Heads, Impact Sprinklers, and Rotary Sprinkler Nozzles

Rotor Brands: Hunter, Rain Bird, Weathermatic, Toro, VirtualRain
Spray Head Brands: Hunter, Rain Bird, Weathermatic, Toro
Impact Sprinkler Brands: Rain Bird
Rotary Sprinkler Nozzle Brands: Hunter and Rain Bird


Lawn sprinkler pumps are used to pump water to lawn sprinkling systems. These pumps can be used to draw water from wells, ponds, lakes, cisterns or tanks. Keep in mind that sprinkler pumps are restricted to a twenty-five foot lift. When selecting a lawn sprinkler pump you will need to know three things; the total length of the sprinkler system’s longest pipe run, the pipe diameter and the collective capacity of the sprinkler heads in gallons per minute (gpm). Most manufacturers provide a chart you can plug the information into to size your pump.

Brands include: Water Ace, Flotec and Jacuzzi Pump Works


There are several types of valves used in lawn sprinkler systems. Ranging from gate valves, ball valves, manual control valves, check valves and automatic control valves.

Brands include: Orbit, Rain Bird, Lawn Genie, Hunter, Weathermatic, Toro, Irritrol and Virtualrain

Timers / Controllers

Timers or Controllers are electronic devices that help you maintain your sprinkler system’s watering settings. They allow you to set the sprinkler system to run at certain times of the day, on certain days of the week, and for how long to run during those times.

Brands include: Rain Bird, Lawn Genie, Hunter, Weathermatic, Irritrol and Virtualrain