We just purchased a new home and unfortunately, its 9 irrigation valves are split across 3 controllers. It’s not easy to fix the wiring to connect them all up to a single controller.
So, I would like to request some features that would help dealing with multiple controllers:
[EASY TO IMPLEMENT] Would simply like to be able to give controllers a nickname. Having to select between three “Rachio-FFFFFF” controllers is annoying as it’s not obvious which one is which… Simply being able to set a nickname (like I can with zones) would make life simpler.
[HARDER?] Would be nice if multiple controllers could be scheduling aware. Instead of micro-managing start times, would be nice to keep the “finish before sunrise” on all controllers, but make them aware of each other somehow so that they automatically arrange schedules.
[HARDWARE SOLUTION] It would also be cool if Rachio sold a “Wifi extender” or something that allows attaching other zones to a controller. Or even simply combine 3x 8-zone controllers into 1x virtual 24-zone controller