We've provided answers to questions we are asked frequently about our Cairns irrigation systems to assist you with any queries you might have. Contact us if you would like further information on any of our products or services.
Do I need a backflow device on my irrigation system?
Yes. There are strict council guidelines that irrigation systems in Australia must have a backflow device fitted.
I've noticed a wet patch on my lawn. Could it be a fault with my irrigation system?
Yes. It may be the solenoid valve that is leaking and needs replacement. We offer part replacement for irrigation systems.
I've turned off my sprinkler system at the controls, but the sprinklers haven't stopped working. How do I fix this problem?
This is normally a sign that your solenoid valve is stuck. You can turn off your system at the isolation valve and arrange for a technician through Marlin Coast Pumps & Irrigation to fix this issue.
Do you recommend an automatic sprinkler system over a manual sprinkler system?
Yes. If an automatic sprinkler system is well designed, it will only apply the specific amount of water your landscape needs to flourish, whereas with manual watering it's easy to over or under-water your lawn or plants.
How do I know what capacity irrigation system to buy?
Our irrigation specialist can advise you on the right system to meet your needs and budget, as well as install, service and provide maintenance for your system.