Hi all, so I finally jumped on board and got a 16-circuit controller.
And I hope I’m missing something here because I went from really excited and gleeful to get the app, set up zones, etc…and then straight to thoroughly underwhelmed and disappointed in seeing the resulting schedule.
I was expecting Nest-like simplicity and capability with a pleasant interface and some smarts in the background working to make things better (yet stepping aside gracefully if I want to override it).
What I’ve found instead is a cute-ish, but rather cumbersome app and an almost laughable lack of intelligence with scheduling. One small case in point, I have several zones that are nothing but trees (as I reported in the setup) and it wants to water them EVERY DAY…that’s absurd for trees!..it’s even absurd for a lawn.
So unless I get in there and manually set things up (which harkens back to the days of a regular, dumb controller) it seems intent on running EVERY circuit, in sequence, EVERY day.
(note: I selected No Watering Restrictions at this initial phase just to give it free rein and the best chance to optimize the schedule)
So is there a way to have the app/website produce a decently smart schedule like one would expect given all the input data (e.g., deep water trees every 10 days unless it rains, ditto for lawn every 2-5 days considering temps, and water garden daily)?
On this same theme, it turns out my plants don’t know what day of the week it is and they don’t care. A lot of the scheduling options and talk seems to be based around a weekly, human calendar - which, again, seems like old-school controller mentality. I get that as an option, but it certainly shouldn’t be the only option or the default.
Please help and show me to the light and/or steer me to some good threads here - I haven’t found them via my searches and I’m almost tempted to return this for something less “smart” and just more sensible…thanks!