Hello Rachio Community,
Brand new user here with a Gen 1 controller. Live in Rockwall, TX 25 miles east of Dallas which has Loamy Clay soils. Been in the 100's or near it for past several weeks. My own set schedule has been working fine and grass and beds are staying hydrated and green etc. 9 zones total, 8 zones of bermuda grass and 1 zone for flower beds and tree bubblers.
Set up my controller over the weekend and proceeded to start with the set up of my zones. All works great so far.
Started to get into the Flex Watering Schedule and I was very hesitant to let it run as it wanted to run approx 40 minutes per zone. I know from past experience that with our soil types locally, run off occurs rather quickly and would certainly be a waste(I think) with a 40 minute per zone starting point.
Is that normal for the system to want to water that much? Got this controller to 1. be able to use smart phone when wanting to start a zone and 2. to hopefully save water. The Flex schedule seems counter to that.
I ended up just setting my own manual times per zone that I had with my older controller.