First watering impressions


#1

Hello! Just thought I’d post a couple of observations about my first couple of watering attempts with Iro this week. I stuck with the defaults for the most part during setup, except for zone square footage and watering start times:

  • I noticed a fair amount of runoff for my front yard. What would be the best way to tune this? Decrease time? Change slope? Soil?

  • For my back yard, the ground was still sopping wet (squishy when walked across) about six hours after watering had ended. Is this to be expected, or should I adjust?

  • We had a good amount of rain (and hail) last night, but today’s scheduled watering still ran (until I manually stopped it). It looks like the weather station that is supposedly closeby didn’t record any rain, so I turned off the “personal weather stations” setting. The station it is now using is even further away, but hopefully will be more accurate… In any case, I was a little sad that it didn’t automatically adjust itself.

A couple of general questions as well:

  • Most of my zones have significant overlapping areas in the lawn. How should I account for this in the settings?

  • If I change zone settings, will the watering times/smart cycle adjust accordingly? Or do they have to be recreated?

Thanks!

Chris


#2

@kirbychris

Thanks for reaching out to us. We appreciate your purchasing an Iro!

Would you be willing to email us at support@rachio.com? That way I can review your account and provide some insight. I can also address your general questions if that is alright with you.

Thanks again,
Kevin


#3

With fixed schedules they have to be recreated. With flex schedules coming soon, the new derived run times will be automatically applied.

support@rachio.com can help you dial-in your settings to make sure you are taking full advantage of cycle/soak, etc.


#4

Will do! Thanks Kevin.