An automated irrigation system controls when your garden is watered, and how much water it gets. Whether it’s pop ups or a drip system, automation means hands-free, efficient and convenient watering.

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What’s included

For full automated system, you’ll need a controller, solenoid valves for each zone with a manifold outlet to suit and fittings for a watertight connection to your system.
Controller

The controller tells the system what to. When and how much water to give your garden, and to what zones.

Manifold

The manifold has 2, 3 or 4 outlets, and acts as the middle man between your water source and the irrigation system.

Solenoid valves

The solenoid valves act like doors, letting water flow into the system.

Fittings

To connect your system you’ll need directors, irrigation cable, nipple fittings, thread tape and clamps.

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What is a solenoid valve?

Solenoid valves act like gates that control the flow of water into your system. A coil magnetises and pulls open a rubber diaphragm letting water pass through. You’ll need a director to connect to the poly pipe, and a nipple to connect to the manifold.

What is a solenoid valve?

Popular irrigation control

Installing an irrigation system doesn’t need to difficult. Pick up these products and follow our handy step by step videos for hassle free automation!

25mm Solenoid Valve With Flow Control
25mm Solenoid Valve With Flow Control
Bringing automation to home irrigation systems for lawn, this programmed valve waters one area or zone at a time as you see fit.
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Nipple
Nipple
The Nipple connects the solenoid valve to the manifold. See your local store for products.
Pope 19mm Tail x 25mm BSP Male Director
Pope 19mm Tail x 25mm BSP Male Director
Used to connect the solenoid valves to your 19mm poly pipe, the male director is made from UV-stabilised material and is easily secured with Loc-Sure clamps.
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End Cap
End Cap
The End Cap stops the water from flowing into the watering system. See your local store for products.
Manifold
Manifold
Manifolds are available in 2, 3, or 4 outlets which house the solenoid valves. See your local store for products.
Rectangle Valve Box
Rectangle Valve Box
Protect your valves with easy access, thanks to the durability and snaplock system of our Rectangle Valve Box, with sizes suited for your needs.
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Core Irrigation Cable 20m
Core Irrigation Cable 20m
Connect your solenoid valve to our Core Cable to elevate your automatic irrigation system! With copper wiring, colour coding for easy identification, and heavy-duty integrity, it’s also perfect for direct burial.
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Frequently asked questions

Each valve connects to the controller via two wires, known as the common and active wires.

To connect the valves to your controller, follow these three steps:

1. Working from the solenoid valve end, select either of the two leads coming out of the solenoid coil and connect the active wire to it. Repeat this for all valves.
2. Connect the remaining lead from each solenoid coil to the common wire.
3. Loop the common wire from one coil to the next.

Manifolds are not designed to be mounted vertically from garden taps. Do not connect the manifold to your garden tap.
Connect the manifold to the off-take with PVC pipe. The pipe pressure rating must meet local regulations.

Where fitted, the flow control handle on the solenoid valve is used to adjust the pressure available to the watering device. To adjust operating pressure, firstly turn the flow control handle clockwise as far as it will go. At the controller, turn the valve on using the manual valve on feature. Turn the flow control handle counter clock-wise until the watering device is operating correctly.

Repeat this step for each valve fitted with flow control.

Use a director fitting, available in 13mm, 19mm and 25mm sizes to connect your solenoid to your poly pipe. Screw in the director and insert poly pipe to barbed end and secure with a Loc-sure™ clamp for a watertight connection.

Pope Tip

Pope Tip

Use 19mm or 25mm poly pipe for pop up systems and 13mm for drip systems

Fittings explained

Valve box
A valve box is used to cover the manifold and solenoid valve setup.
Director
Directors have a threaded end to attach to solenoid valves. The barbed end then connects to your system.
Loc-Sure Clamps
Secure poly pipe onto barbed fittings. Claps are easily closed with pliers.
Manifold
Available in 3, 4 or 5 outlets, the manifold connects the solenoid valves to the water source.

Handy hints

Popular irrigation devices

25mm Solenoid Valve With Flow Control
25mm Solenoid Valve With Flow Control

Bringing automation to home irrigation systems for lawn, this programmed valve waters one area or zone at a time as you see fit.

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Pope 19mm Loc-Sure Clamp
Pope 19mm Loc-Sure Clamp

These keep everything in place, connecting your poly pipe and poly fittings. Made from steel, they're ideal for underground irrigation such as pop-ups.

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Pope 19mm Tail x 25mm BSP Male Director
Pope 19mm Tail x 25mm BSP Male Director

Used to connect the solenoid valves to your 19mm poly pipe, the male director is made from UV-stabilised material and is easily secured with Loc-Sure clamps.

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Director 13mm x 25mm
Director 13mm x 25mm

Used to connect the solenoid valves to your 25mm poly pipe, the male director is made from UV-stabilised material and is easily secured with Loc-Sure clamps.

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Rectangle Valve Box
Rectangle Valve Box

The valve box houses the solenoid valves and manifold to protect your automation system from weather, pets and kids. It's made to last, with a snap-lock lid and durable construction.

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