We got our first sprinkler system this year and have been quite happy with the Rachio. I just got our system blown out for the winter but have a couple of questions that I’d like to solicit advice about.
In a couple of the “blow out” instructions I found on the net, there were suggestions to have the clock run over the winter and cycle the solenoids for a minute or so every week or two. While this would be easy to do does anyone think it’s really necessary? I live in Denver and the valve box will freeze in the hard winter.
If the previous suggestion is “No, not necessary” what does Rachio suggest for the state of the controller over the winter? Unplugged; powered up but on standby mode; other?