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Expert Spring Sprinkler Startup Services | Colorado Springs

Welcome to Peloquin Sprinklers - Your Trusted Partner for Sprinkler Startup Services in Colorado Springs!

Are you tired of dealing with an unreliable sprinkler system that leaves your lawn looking less than perfect? We get it – the dry climate can be tough on our lawns. But don't worry, we're here to help!

Peloquin Sprinklers is a locally owned and operated company in Colorado Springs, founded by Phil, a Certified Irrigation Professional for over 40 years. Our skilled technicians have provided Colorado Springs residents with reliable and top-notch sprinkler startup services for years. We know the ins and outs of the area and understand the unique needs of your lawn.

So, if you're ready to say goodbye to a lackluster lawn and hello to a vibrant oasis, call us at (719) 330-1451 to schedule your sprinkler startup services. We can't wait to help you take your lawn to the next level!

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Expert Technicians for Sprinkler Spring Startup Services

Our team of technicians has years of experience and is well-versed in the unique needs of the Colorado Springs environment. So you can rest assured you're in excellent hands when scheduling your spring sprinkler startup service.

We start by thoroughly inspecting your lawn sprinkler system to identify any pre-existing issues and prevent further damage. If sprinkler repairs are needed, we will provide you with honest and upfront options to get your system running smoothly.

Our step-by-step process ensures maximum watering coverage for your sprinkler heads, giving you the vibrant yard you deserve. We only use trusted irrigation techniques, technologies, and parts to deliver superior results for our clients. Our technicians are always up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry to provide you with efficient and reliable service.

Spring sprinkler system startup working perfectly after a tune-up from Peloquin Sprinklers and Landscaping

When to Turn On Sprinklers in Colorado

In Colorado, waiting until after May 5th, the typical last freeze date, is essential to turn on your sprinklers. However, temperatures below 30 degrees can still occur and cause damage, so keep an eye on the weather. In the meantime, use a hose and nozzle to water any dry spots in your lawn until it's safe to turn on your sprinklers. Or, if we're lucky enough, the sun will melt the snow on the mountain peaks and provide the front range with spring rainstorms.

How to Start Up Your Lawn Sprinkler System

If you're looking to start up your lawn sprinkler this spring, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a successful irrigation system. Begin at the main panel, where you'll need to turn on the manual cycle to override the automatic settings. If your battery is six months old or older, it's a good idea to change it at this time.


Before turning on the water, ensure that the backflow preventer test valves are closed. Depending on how you or a professional winterized the sprinkler system, you may need to open the two shutoff valves (typically blue handles) on the vacuum breaker slowly. If this is your first sprinkler system, the backflow preventer, aka vacuum breaker, is usually located outside the house near the sprinkler valve box. You should see either a copper or a PVC pipe connecting the backflow preventer to the valve box.

When opening the main shut-off valve to your sprinkler system, it's crucial to do so slowly to avoid a water hammer that could cause damage to your sprinkler system, spray heads, and nozzles. Most homeowners can locate the sprinkler shut-off valve in a basement, utility room, or crawl space.

Afterward, test each sprinkler zone in a 15-minute span. Check the water output and take your time to inspect each part of the system: sprinkler heads, nozzles, valve box, and backflow preventer. Make a note of any issues and consider consulting a professional sprinkler startup and repair company. In the Pikes Peak region, it’s common for a system to have winter freeze damage, such as burst pipes or cracked sprinkler valves, if it wasn’t winterized properly.

If the system works as expected, set the sprinkler timer for the first watering and water at night or early in the morning for maximum water efficiency. This ensures the heat from the sun doesn't evaporate the precious water intended for your lawn. The last thing any homeowner wants is an inefficient sprinkler system and a high utility bill.

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Colorado Springs Utilities Water-Wise Rules to Follow

At Peloquin Sprinklers, we believe in conserving water and keeping your sprinkler system running smoothly. Here are some Water-wise Rules recommended by Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) to help you save water when starting up your irrigation system in the spring:

  1. Water only three days a week.

  2. Avoid water pooling on hard surfaces or flowing down gutters.

  3. Repair any leaks promptly.

  4. Use a shutoff nozzle when washing with a hose.

  5. Use water to clean hard surfaces only when necessary for health and safety.

In addition to the Water-wise rules provided by CSU, you can consider upgrading your irrigation system to include high-efficiency sprinkler heads and nozzles. Both Hunter and Rain Bird, leaders in the irrigation industry, provide water-saving products for both residential and commercial lawns.

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Opening Your Sprinkler System in the Spring: DIY or Hire a Pro

Choosing between DIY (Do It Yourself) and hiring a professional sprinkler company to turn on your lawn sprinkler system can be a crucial decision. While it might seem easy to handle it yourself, considering the complexity of irrigation systems, it's wise to involve a professional, at least for an inspection. Over time, winter can cause wear and tear to various components of the irrigation system, and it's crucial to identify and address any issues promptly to avoid more severe problems like a flooded foundation. If you're unsure about your abilities, it's recommended to reach out to a nearby sprinkler repair service for assistance.

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Schedule Your Sprinkler Startup Service

Contact Peloquin Sprinklers today to schedule your sprinkler startup services, and let's take your lawn to the next level together! As a locally owned and operated business, we take pride in our community and are committed to providing you with the highest level of sprinkler maintenance service to help Colorado Springs homeowners’ lawn irrigation systems achieve the healthy, green grass they deserve.

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Contact Us

Call us at (719) 330-1451 or get in touch by filling out the form. We’ll respond as soon as we can.

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