|Team member, Joe Kringler, gives the new quick couplers a thumbs-up.|
|No longer do we have to mess with the many parts of a sprinkler.|
Once the quick coupler valve is located, just remove the lid, stick the quick coupler key into the valve and give it a turn--instant water.
Having installed the valves in 10" boxes, they're easy to find. However, we also created a guide using aerial photographs of the course to help the crew locate them in a hurry. As the quick couplers are next to sprinklers, the yardage is noted on the picture.
Had this been a summer when little hand-watering was required, it wouldn't have broken anyone's heart not having to put these quick coupler valves to use. However, it's not often that occurs, and as the Sun now beats down, it's good to know that we can quickly provide some relief to the stressed turf.