Well, who's pumped for the next release?


#41

Awesome! Thanks for clarifying. :metal:


#42

Absolutely heroic release Mckynzee. Been asking for this for close to three years! You finally delivered, and thank you to you and the development team. Better turnaround would be ideal, now your solution is exceptional instead of good.

THANK YOU!

Just configured it, now I will be able to use it, once the weather warms up here! :slight_smile:


#43

Would love to be able to reverse the zone watering on alternate days, with just two schedules:

Schedule one - even days
Zones 1 - 12 - 20 minute delay between each

Schedule two - odd days
Zones 12 - 1 in reverse order - 20 minute delay between each

I can accomplish this with 24 separate schedules, but that is time-consuming to setup, configure and maintain. How about adding an option to “select” the order the zones will be watered?

Hope we get this and it does not take three years. :wink:


#44

@jbroady

If you navigate to the edit zone durations screen you can press and hold on the zone (left side hamburger icon) and drag to reorder zones. Does that help what you are trying to accomplish?

:cheers:


#45

This worked beautifully Franz. Kind of a hidden feature, but this was an easy process. Two workflow enhancements in one night for me. Very happy and thanks again!


#46

In the fall I hook up an air compressor to my underground sprinklers to blow them out. I need time between blowing out zones for my compressor to refill. Can I/how do I use the Delay Between Zones feature? I do not have a well or pump. I also have a gen 1 controller.


#47

That’s a great idea! I’m going to play around and see if I can make a sepereate schedule that uses the waits for this…


#48

By the way, for many users with Indexing Valves this feature is also very helpful!

Indexing Valves (by design) require at least a short pause between zones (2-3 minutes is enough for most units out there). Prior to this feature, users with indexing valves were required to keep each zone in a separate schedule. Now all of the zones can be activated within one schedule as long as Well / Pump start relay is selected with at least a short pause.

I think it would be helpful to include an option for indexing valve (so Master Valve, Indexing Valve, Well / pump …) with a mandatory minimum soak time of 1 minute. Just a thought.

Cheers,
Gene


#49

Brand new Rachio user with a well pump setup…

Should we not be able to select both “Smart Cycle” and “Delay Between Zones” at the same time?
Why is it just one or the other?


#50

We stared hitting all kinds of complexity in the cloud software as well as UI design. For now unfortunately it’s one or the other.

:cheers:


#51

Thanks for the very quick response.

So if I select ‘Delay Between Zones’, can you tell me how the zone would be watered?
Would it do a:

  • ‘Smart Cycle’
  • ‘manual cycle and soak’ (Im assuming it wouldn’t do this because there’s no way to specify the cycle/soak times’
  • or just a non-stop watering (i.e.‘no cycle and soak’)?

Thanks again for your help.


#52

It’s a simple delay in between zone runs.

If you select that feature the system will stop watering after each zone for the pre-determined amount of time that you have selected.

:cheers:


#53

Sorry, I understand that the delay between zones adds a simple delay.

What Im asking is, because I can only select ‘delay between zones’, how will the other ‘Cycle and Soak’ settings behave?
I am unable to select smart cycle/manual cycle and soak/no cycle and soak…so when I select ‘delay between zones’, which of those 3 cycle and soak methods will be used?

Does that make sense?


#54

#55

Thanks, but that link doesnt address the new delay ‘delay between zones’ feature under the Cycle and Soak settings.


#56

@dom2114

Selecting Delay Between Zones will replace your Cycle Soak option.


#57

Never mind. I have answered my own question.
When you select “Delay Between Zones”, any kind of ‘smart cycling’ or ‘cycle and soak’ is eliminated - Rachio simply waters each zone in one go and does a delay before moving onto the next.

We need the functionality to have both ‘smart cycle’ and ‘delay between zones’ at the same time.
I want to be able to both break up the watering of a zone into multiple applications to prevent run off (i.e. ‘smart cycle’), AND give my well pump a chance to catch up/refill.


#58

Bump:

We need the functionality to have both ‘smart cycle’ and ‘delay between zones’ at the same time.
I want to be able to both break up the watering of a zone into multiple applications to prevent run off (i.e. ‘smart cycle’), AND give my well pump a chance to catch up/refill.