• Properly licensed to work on lawn irrigation systems
  • Over 20 Years of experience
  • Professional equipment
  • We own our compressors
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Shakopee sprinklers is not winterizing lake pump systems.

Large properties over .5 Acre please call for pricing

Commercial Properties call for Pricing

Frozen Sprinklers Can Be Saved!

If you still need sprinkler system winterizing we can perform that service until the frost sets in typically in late November, even if your outside pipes are frozen.

Nothing replaces a professional irrigation system winterizing.

1. Turn on your system (Manual start watering all zones).  Water should be coming out of your sprinkler heads - if not it may be frozen.  You can wait up to 20 minutes and see if it unthaws or try during a warmer time of day when the temp is above 32 degrees.  Do Not Shut off The Sprinkler Control Timer, let it run through all zones.

2.  While the system is running. Shut off the inside water supply to your sprinkler system.

3. Open the faucet attached to your backflow preventer or remove the plug or cap (water should flow out)

4. Turn the ball valves 45 degrees.

5. Turn the test cock valves 45 degrees with a straight slot screwdriver, some you have to remove plastic black or yellow caps. Some you have to twist counter-clockwise to open.

When you're done it should look like this

backflow winterizing

If you can't open the test cocks them, try to remove them with a wrench. If removed keep them handy for me when I come to blow out the system.

This will help protect the above-ground equipment and pipes but is not a complete winterizing of your system.

The in-ground portion will freeze as the frost sets in late November and damage may happen to your lines, heads and zone valves.

Here is a couple of links to videos to help and demonstrate systems that may be close to yours.  No two systems are the same.

So use your own judgment as you try to drain the water from your system exposed pipes.

Click youtube video links below for some help with your system.

My video, not the best quality but still good information.  Sign price is a couple of years old, local winterizing pricing is a bit higher since it was made.

This one has a valve attached to it

Video on how to remove drain plug or cap from your sprinkler system.

Shakopee Sprinklers is a full-service sprinkler company.

Some of the sprinkler repairs that we do in the Spring and Summer

  • Broken Heads
  • Wire  damage
  • Cut main lines
  • Valve repair
  • Diagnostics
  • Rain Sensors
  • Valve Box Covers
  • Correcting Head Angles
  • Much More
  • Control Panel Replacement