I have a question about soil moisture and schedule duration and how they work together.
I have 9 zones and it’s been a hot and dry summer here in southern California. My schedules have been running too late into the day, i.e. 12PM, 2PM, etc. I thought I would modify the schedule duration by cutting them all in half. Changing the duration has had the desired effect with respect to completion times. However, when I check the soil moisture for each zone, it says 99% which cannot be accurate. I’ve cut the watering times in half and expect the soil moisture to reflect that.
Does the Rachio scheduling assume that a completed schedule equates to a zone filled to capacity? I would assume that the zone moisture capacity would be a factor of nozzle inches per hour and run time (possibly other factors), but it appears that the Rachio algorithm assumes full capacity after schedule completion.
I’d like to understand how zone capacity is calculated so I can figure out some other way to address my long run times.
Edit: I’m using Flex Daily schedules.