Irrigation systems

We work with different irrigation systems offering automatic irrigation solutions for parks and gardens, global automation, diffusers, sprinklers, valves, control systems, programmers, etc. from the best manufacturers in the market.

Regarding agricultural irrigation, we install sprinkler systems, pipes with integrated drippers, irrigation tapes, drippers, filtration, meters, hydraulic valves, programmers, dosing pumps, pressure regulators, etc.

Instalaciones arroyo offers you different types of irrigation systems so that your gardens and orchards can offer you their best fruits.

Irrigation systems

The irrigation systems that exist in gardening are:

Sprinkler irrigation

Sprinklers have a range greater than 6 m., i.e., they throw water from 6 meters onwards, depending on the pressure and type of nozzle.

The sprinklers are divided into:

  • Emerging. They lift off the ground when irrigation is opened and when it stops, they retract.
  • Mobile. They are attached to the end of a hose and are then pinched and moved from one place to another.

In a villa, the usual pressure is enough to lift 3 or 4 sprinklers and 8 or 10 spray heads.

Sprinkler irrigation

They are similar to sprinklers but smaller.

They throw the water at a distance of between 2 and 5 meters, depending on the pressure and the nozzle used. The range can be changed by opening or closing a screw on the diffuser head of many models.

They are used for narrower areas. Therefore, sprinklers for watering areas larger than 6 meters and spray heads for small areas.

Diffusers are always emergent.

Drip irrigation

It consists of providing water locally at the foot of each plant. This is done by drippers or emitters. These can be:

  • Integrated in the pipe itself.
  • Button, which are punctured in the pipe.

The cheapest are the NON SELF-COMPENSING integrated ones.

The drippers that are pricked are more practical for planters or areas where the plants are more scattered and are pricked where they are needed.

Drip irrigation has the following advantages:

  • Saves water.
  • A constant soil moisture level is maintained, without waterlogging.
  • Slightly saline waters can be used, as the high humidity keeps the salts more diluted. If you use saline water, add an extra amount of water to flush salts to deeper areas below the
  • With drip irrigation, dissolved fertilizers and phytosanitary products can be applied directly to the root zone of the plants.

The most typical drawback is that the emitters clog easily, especially due to limescale in the water. It needs a good filtration if the water is well water and the less limestone the better.

Subway irrigation

It is one of the most modern methods. It is even being used for lawns instead of sprinklers and diffusers in small areas by burying a network of pipes.

These are perforated pipes that are buried in the ground at a certain depth, between 5 and 50 cm. Depending on the plant to be irrigated (vegetables less buried than trees) and if the soil is more sandy or clayey.


  • Less water loss because it is not exposed to the air.
  • Less weeds because the surface remains dry.
  • More aesthetics.
  • It allows the use of treated wastewater without the nuisance of bad odors.
  • The pipes last longer because they are not exposed to the sun.
  • Vandalism problems are avoided


The main disadvantage, which makes it necessary to study carefully whether to install them or not, is that the water outlets become clogged. In particular, for lime. If your water is limestone, subsurface irrigation is not recommended.

Roots also crowd the pipes. Herbicides such as Treflan are used to prevent this.

Exudation tapes (porous pipes)

Exudation strips are pipes made of porous material that distribute water continuously through the pores, resulting in the formation of a continuous strip of moisture, which makes them very suitable for irrigation of row crops.

They wet a large surface and are especially interesting in sandy soil.

It can be used in tree irrigation.

Working pressures are lower than those of drippers. This necessitates the use of special pressure regulators or micro flow restrictors.

Exudation belts can become clogged due to algae and lime deposits (limestone water). Therefore, they require maintenance treatments).


For sandy texture, micro-sprinklers are preferable because they cover more surface area than traditional drippers, for example, to irrigate fruit trees.

This irrigation system is ideal for flower beds, rose bushes, small areas, etc.

Hose irrigation

Watering with a hose means having it in your hand for many hours. For Turf it is clear that it is the worst system. In addition, a good uniformity is not achieved, some places receive more water than others. However, many people like to water with a hosepipe.

Tip: buy hoses made with a material that does not bend, it does not catch pinches that interrupt watering and are so annoying to move.

Irrigation with sprinkler

Self-watering pots

Furrow irrigation

Blanket irrigation

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