Hello everyone! I love the idea of the Flex Schedule! Seems like it will work great with my PWS! I do however have a question…
-I’ll make up an example…If Zone 5 is supposed to get watered tomorrow but the weather forecast is calling for rain such that irrigating Zone 5 is postponed tomorrow but then it doesn’t rain, what happens? Does it just get watered the next day? I would think it should.
The irrigation systems I’m familiar with that use personal weather stations and evapotranspiration, calculates an irrigation requirement. Once that irrigation requirement reaches say 0.25 or 0.50 inches then the irrigation system will run. The irrigation requirement increases everyday with the daily evapotranspiration but any rainfall is subtracted from the irrigation requirement. So if the irrigation req is 0.20" and the evapo for that day is 0.10" but it rained 0.15" then the irrigation req would be 0.20" + 0.10" - 0.15 = 0.15". Since the irr req didn’t reach 0.25" the irrigation system didn’t run.
If the irrigation req was 0.30" and the system is supposed to water at 0.25" but the forecast calls for rain, it would skip irrigating. If it didn’t rain like it was supposed to the irrigation system run the next day since the irr req is still higher than 0.25". Does the Rachio work similarly in than if it doesn’t rain when predicted, the system will irrigate the next day.
Hope that makes sense! Boy I love this irrigation system!