Standby? Don’t want watering tonight, trees are being trimmed tomorrow


#1

What is the recommended method of pausing the system so it won’t water until resumed? I have tree trimmers coming tomorrow morning and don’t want the sprinklers to run tonight and get everything wet.


#2

Just set the rain delay for as long as you need to stop watering. That way you won’t have to remember to go back and turn it on.


#3

I thought the rain delay would reset the ET deficit?


#4

Good point. I forgot about the effect on ET. Standby would then be the best bet.


#5

@crc2004,

Feel free to set up a rain delay. It won’t affect your ET deficit. Instead, it will put everything in a standby mode.

Please see the link below for to manually schedule the delay.