I need to water my pots on a fixed schedule multiple short water times so they stay moist. Too long and they drip out the bottom. Too short or not often enough and they dry out. When I called Rachio chat, “David” after a frustrating experience not helping sent me what I thought was the solution. Turns out his step by step instructions aren’t possible and don’t match the app options.
Step 5 instructed me to select specific multiple start times but that’s not possible in the app.
- Look for the option to set start times. Add three start times: 5:00 AM, 8:00 AM, and 5:00 PM. Make sure to adjust the schedule for each day accordingly.
This is exactly what I wanted but it’s not an option in the app as only options are before sunrise, after sunset, start time or end time. Multiple start times are not an option.
Now I’m irritated that the chat live support gave me erroneous instructions on top of not being able to set what is a most basic function for an irrigation controller. Does anyone have a solution for setting multiple start and run times on a fixed schedule for potted plants?