So I have had my controller three weeks now and I absolutely love it. Now I am starting to try to improve the watering estimates. So…first of many questions I will ask and couldn’t get a clear answer that I could find in previous posts:
I have two zones that are spray heads at 180 degrees and completely overlap the opposite zone in a long outlawn by the road. How does Rachio determine how many inches of water that area received? What is the best way for me to set it up? Following notes for more clarity:
1 - right now I told Rachio that the area is half of what it really is. Does Rachio use the area of the zone in the calculation based on a volumetric flow of the number of heads? Or am I missing how it calculates the amount of water delivered?
2 - when the corner heads are 90degrees and the middle heads are 120 degrees so I need to tell the controller that for any assumption on water volume?
3 - does the yard map at all figure into the calculations? It seems to feed total area in but is that it? Is yard map mainly for show😊
4 - does Rachio just assume the heads were installed perfectly and that the amount is inches per hour of the head design in an average diameter? This would seem to be a poor assumption for a smart system but if I can modify my settings to correct, I can do that.
Thank you for any help and clarifications for me on this question and my comments and understanding.