Quick Tip on Irrigation Systems in Frost Warnings

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Rusty Thompson on January 15th, 2018

With our North Florida winter weather, you never know if the weather will be freezing out or sunny one minute and rainy the next.

Gainesville Irrigation Weather Sensors give peace of mind knowing you are:

  • Watering when it’s nice outside - not raining or freezing out
  • Meeting Gainesville and Alachua County Code for your Sprinkler system
  • Preventing frost damage (as seen in the video)
  • Preventing overwatering
  • Conserving water
  • Saving money on water bills  

With a rain sensor, you can have security knowing that you are only watering when it’s needed.  The sensor has a removable tipping rain bucket that measures the rainfall.  You can adjust the sensor to automatically stop watering when the bucket is filled to an 1/8" up to 3/4".

The Rain/Freeze sensor is programmable.  Most people set it at 35 degrees to turn off the system.  This helps prevent possible hazards to pedestrians with icy sidewalks and damage to your sprinkler system and landscape as shown in the video.


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