Why Does My Sprinkler System Need a Spring Startup?

A professional spring start-up is important for your lawn sprinkler system maintenance. Call TriState Water Works early in the season, and we will schedule your sprinkler system start-up for the best time.

Watch the latest video to learn the top reasons “Why Does My Sprinkler System Need a Spring Startup?”

About the Author:

Graduating from the Ohio state University in 1981 with a degree in Landscape Design and Construction Sean has worked in the green industry his entire adult life. Sean has been designing and installing efficient irrigation systems since the late 1980’s. Sean is certified with the Irrigation Association in the following areas: • Certified Irrigation Designer • Certified Irrigation Contractor • Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor • Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor • Certified RainXchange professional Sean is also registered with the EPA as a “Water Sense Partner” having demonstrated the ability to conserve water through proper design and management of irrigation systems. Sean is the owner of Applied Water Technologies an irrigation design and consulting firm and the operator of TriState Water Works the hassle free irrigation service provider Sean is also an Adjunct teacher at Cincinnati State Community College teaching the various irrigation classes and sustainable energy use in the landscape. Sean’s irrigation design work has encompassed Golf Course Irr., Sports Turf Irr. As in Baseball, Soccer, Football, Residential Irrigation., Light Commercial Irr., Large multi-family developments as in condominium complexes, apartment complexes, housing developments, agricultural irrigation as in field crops, pasture, vegetable farming, livestock operations, Irrigation for LID projects as in green roofs, bio-retention, natural area remediation, Industrial irrigation for temperature control, material cooling, and dust control, Nursery irrigation for both greenhouse crops, field crops and pot in pot operations, Waste water treatment for effluent dispersion, and odor control.


  1. Kelsey May 5, 2015 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    My sister recently had a new sprinkler system installed and she does not know how to use it at all. I wonder if there is a spring start up that she is unaware of or if it needs to be repaired. She should probably have someone come look at it for her either way.

    • Amanda Cullen May 12, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Hi Kelsey, Thanks for reaching out. We will contact you soon to get details and see if we can help. Spring maintenance for sprinkler systems is very important.

    • Sean Mullarkey May 14, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Kelsey your sister should hire a certified irrigation professional to preform a spring start up. She should also have them teach her how to use the controller and how her system works. It would be good for her to know how to turn the water off in case of and emergency as well. If we can be of further service feel free to give us a call at 513.379.5780
      Thanks for reading our post and responding!

  2. Vince Burns January 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    I don’t have any maintenance that I need to be done, but I was wondering what your thoughts are on using irrigation pumps to water the plants. I was reading on http://www.southernirrigationservices.com.au/services and I was happy to read that there are good results and decrease in labor. Those are two things that I really like hearing. I just want to make sure that I would be profiting off this instead of losing money.

  3. linda Prin July 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    I will have to consider a spring start up to help make sure our system is working to it’s optimal capacity. I have noticed that a lot of my neighbors have had great problems since the season has progressed and I think this might be the reason. I will consider this start-up for next spring. Thanks for sharing

  4. Tai July 11, 2016 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    I agree with this video. Hiring a professional is super important. I’ve tried to fix my own drip system off of the cities irrigation system and it went horribly wrong. Turns out I didn’t fix one of the broken pipes and had wasted so much water. My bill was outrageously high. Thank you for sharing.

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