Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Preparing Your Sprinkler System for Winter

We had our first light frost in the metro area.  That means it's time.  Time to prepare your sprinkler system for winter:

Quick Facts....

  • Prepare your sprinkler system for winter by expelling all the water from the irrigation system and equipment.
  • Do not trust manual or automatic drain valves. The system should be blown
    out with pressurized air.
  • To determine the best sized compressor for your system, know the gallons
    per minute (GPM) that flow through each zone.
  • If your irrigation system is attached to domestic water, it is required to
    have a backflow prevention device.
Read the rest here!