How to Turn Off Sprinkler System

sprinkler system turned on by sprinkler master technician

Your sprinkler system is an essential part of keeping your lawn healthy and green, but it can be confusing to know how to turn it on and off. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you out:

Electronic Timers

Most sprinkler systems today are controlled by an electronic timer, which allows you to program when the system will run. The timer is usually located in your garage, basement, or on the outside wall of your home.

To turn off the system, follow these steps:

  1. Open the latch on the timer’s plastic cover (you may need a key).
  2. Turn the dial to the off position.

To turn it back on:

Switch the dial back to the “auto-run” position. Some timers also have a manual start option, which allows you to start the system manually without disrupting the programmed schedule.

Manually Turning On/Off: 

You can also manually start or stop your sprinkler system from the timer. To do this, select the manual start option and use the buttons to choose which zone or zones you want to run. 

Some timers have separate buttons for starting the whole system or just one zone, while others have a screen where you can select the specific zones you want to run. 

Example of sprinkler valve box typical of a smaller property.

Zone Valves

If you want to control just one specific zone of your sprinkler system, you can do so by turning the valve at that zone on or off. 

The valve is usually located near the timer or near the zone and can be turned by hand. This is a useful option if you want to water a particular area more or less frequently than the rest of your lawn.

To turn on a valve simply locate the valve and then turn the solenoid ¼ turn to the left. To turn it off turn it back to the right. You can also turn off the valve for longer by screwing in the flow control valve. 

Hire Sprinkler Master

With these tips, you’ll be able to easily turn your sprinkler system on and off as needed, keeping your lawn looking beautiful all season long.

If you’re having trouble with your sprinkler system, or you need repairs, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (801) 709-1574. Our team of Sprinkler experts is here to help you keep your lawn looking its best.

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