I’ve been using the Rachio for about 10 months to refill the pool.
I have it under estimating, so it doesn’t overflow.
Then I can trigger it via Alexa or the Rachio app, to top off manually.
It mostly works great. I was just wondering if there was anything more accurate than what I’m already doing.
In case it helps anyone else, I have the following settings…
Zone Type: Warm season grass
Spray Head: Rotor (I customized flow under Advanced)
Soil Type: Sand
Exposure: Lots of Sun
Area: area of my pool
Available Water: 1 in/in
Root Depth: 6 in (I think I need to narrow this to more like 3 or 4 inches, however much pool varies)
Allowed Depletion: 50% (if I reduce root depth, I can probably increase allowed depletion)
Efficiency: 100% (guessing on this)
Crop Efficiency: 100% (guessing here too)
Nozzle Inches Per Hour: 4 in (I think this is pretty close to mine, but I recommend over estimating this so it fills for a shorter time and doesn’t overflow)
My Pool Fill Schedule is set as follows…
Type: Flex Daily
Interval: (every day enabled, but you can do specific days only, if you want)
Zones: (my swimming pool zone)
Watering Duration: (mine works out to about 19 m, about every week or so)
Time: I have it go at sunset, just so I’m usually available to see it if something goes wrong
Cycle and Soak: None/Off
Weather Intelligence: Freeze Skip On, Wind Skip Off (probably not important either way)
Hope it helps.
If anyone has something better, let me know.