If you pull water from a lake or canal for your Orlando irrigation system, get ready for algae. Usually, the algae starts to grow in the spring like the plant material and the turf grass. This is normal. However, this year the lakes are a little lower than normal, meaning there is less water in them. The interesting part is that there is going to be the same amount of algae growth, but less water. In other words, there will be a higher concentration of algae in the water.
What does this mean for your irrigation system in Orlando? Well, if you pull water from a lake or canal, you will have algae start to grow inside your filters and pipes, which will be sucked up into your Orlando irrigation system, causing clogged heads and such.
So, the free water from the lake will hurt you a little. Check the system and clean out the filters and sprinkler heads until we get some rain.
As always, if you need assistance with maintaining your Orlando irrigation system, give Bruce Hage Irrigation a call at 407-275-0804.