Smart Cycle and time run


#1

I have Smart Cycle enabled on my lawn zones (5). If it takes 2 runs to complete one zone, why does the history show watering for each zone in consecutive minutes? Example: Zone 1 started at 6:12 and completed at 6:24.


#2

That is showing when the first run in that zone’s cycle & soak ran. You should see that same Zone 1 appear again in your day’s history for the 2nd run.

For example, my history from this morning looks like this:

Zone 1 started @ 4:08am
Zone 2 started @ 4:17am
Zone 1 completed @ 4:17am

Zone 6 completed @ 5:03am
Zone1 started @ 5:19am

Make sense?


#3

Yes, that does make sense. But my history doesn’t look like that even though I have Smart Cycle enabled for the grass zones. My history shows Zone 1 started 5:30, Zone 1 completed 5:43; Zone 2 started 5:43, completed 5:56 and so one through the remaining zones. All zones only show being run once.


#4

It’s totally possible that you might have Smart Cycle turned on, but based on your slope, soil type and nozzle you might not need Smart Cycle. See https://support.rachio.com/hc/en-us/articles/115010379767-Smart-Cycle-and-manual-cycle-and-soak-features

And look at "How long can a zone’s watering duration continue before it needs to get cycle soaked? " under the FAQs.