With the freezing temperatures coming up this weekend in Fort Collins make sure to protect your sprinkler system!
The lines in the ground will be okay, the back flows that need protected.
The back flow is the unit, typically on the side of the house, where the water comes out of the house and into the system. It is important that they protect this unit from freeze damage.
1. Turn your clock off so your system does not run. Do not unplug, just turn the clock to off. Can turn back on when freezing temperatures are gone and it should go right back to what it was programmed at.
2. Cover the back flow unit and any exposed pipes, with insulation or a thick blanket. Place a large trash bag over the entire thing to keep it dry, secure with a strong tape so it does not come off in wind.
3. It is advised that you cover it today and leave covered until beginning of next week.
We would also advise covering any tender plants at night to protect from frost.