Your Hydrawise smart irrigation controller uses locally measured weather data to optimize watering schedules and provide maximum water savings. Setting up your controller correctly will help ensure best results for your landscape. This section describes how to manage your controller to get the most out of your system.
  • The Home screen provides a summary of your irrigation system. Here, you will find information about your watering schedule, manual operations, connection status, and sensor configurations.
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  • Zones and Schedules is where you set up the program for your watering. Hydrawise offers two styles of programming: Standard and Advanced. Most users find that Standard Mode is perfect for the needs of their landscape. Advanced Mode provides additional programming options.
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  • Water Triggers guide Hydrawise to make changes to the programs based upon your feedback. You can use the default weather triggers or create your own adjustments. Examples of triggers include shutting down irrigation before a rain event occurs, or watering more often during hot weather.
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  • Hydrawise supports a range of sensors that provide direct communication to the controller via the sensor ports. The software supports standard open/closed contact sensors, such as rain, soil moisture, and other ON/OFF sensors. Hydrawise also supports flow monitoring when used with a Hunter HC Flow Meter.
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  • Controller Settings lists important information about your controller. This section allows you to change your controller name, edit or remove the serial number, select your desired programming mode (Standard or Advanced), change weather stations, and access other advanced settings.
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  • The Reports section provides critical information about your irrigation system, such as when watering is scheduled to occur or rainfall data. Hydrawise offers a variety of helpful reports to help you understand your irrigation system.
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  • The Remote feature will allow you to run a single zone manually, run multiple zones manually, or run a program manually.
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  • The Events log is the Hydrawise time stamp for all controller activity. It provides a detailed description of all actions that have occurred, including manual operations, station runs, flow usage, program changes, and who authorized the changes.
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  • The Alerts section allows you to better monitor your irrigation system and stay informed of potential problems. You can create alerts to track water flow, detect faulty solenoid wiring, and deliver other information critical to proper irrigation system operation.
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  • The Messaging tool within the Hydrawise system allows for quick and convenient communication between contractors and their customers in a private-messaging format.
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  • Account Details lets you update your account settings. You can view or update your Hydrawise plan, change your email address, add your profile picture, update your preferred language, and change your regional settings. You can also search for and link to a local contractor.
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  • My Controllers is designed for customers with more than one controller. This section allows you to add and manage more than one controller.
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  • The Users section allows you to give designated people access to your controller. Users can have access to change the controller configuration or view the configuration.
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  • The My Files section allows you to store important documents. You can upload files that are useful in managing different irrigation areas. Irrigation plans and documents are a great reference when you have a variety of landscapes with individual watering needs.
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  • The Q&A section provides additional helpful tips, such as Amazon Alexa compatibility, home automation information, warranty information, and more.
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    The Hydrawise Multi-Site Manager tool is built to help contractors and other irrigation professionals more efficiently manage and monitor many Hydrawise controllers. This section will focus on the special tools that Hydrawise has available for managing multiple controllers. For controller setup instructions, please visit Using the App: Working with Your Hydrawise Controller.
  • The Multi-Site Manager Home page provides a summary of your customers’ irrigation systems. Here you will find information about your clients’ watering schedules, Hydrawise connection statuses, collective water savings, and much more.
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  • The My Customers page allows you to organize, manage, and monitor your customers. You can view and modify their information, configure their system, and provide support services such as sending a “Forgot Password” email.
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  • The Maintenance page provides a range of helpful tools for running your business. Easily respond to your Global Alerts. View the Events tab to monitor notifications, controller changes, and warnings in one location, and then act on them by using the Job Sheets tool. Once completed, you can remove them from the list.
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  • The Customer Wide Settings page allows you to set global defaults once and apply them to all your customers. If using Advanced Mode, you can set up faster programming with water schedules and start times.
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  • The Business Profile page allows you to display your logo and business details on your customers’ Hydrawise app profiles. This will give them easy access to your contact details.
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    Contractor Plans
    Manage a larger number of controllers, or offer a managed service to your clients with our Professional Plans below. Start using The Starter Plan for free and upgrade as your business grows.
    Manage a larger number of controllers, or offer a managed service to your clients with our Professional Plans below. Start using the STARTER PLAN for free and upgrade as your business grows.  For l...
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    How do they work? Contractor Plans allow you to provide the ultimate customer experience to your clients. With a Contractor Plan attached to your account, you can directly access any of your custom...
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    You will now learn how to upgrade a contractor account to a higher level contractor account. You can choose the contractor account that works best for you, this example we will show you how to upgr...
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    Alerts via push notification can be sent to your customer or to any user in your contractor account. To send SMS alerts, however, you must have an Enthusiast Plan. NOTE: If your customer has an Ent...
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    You can have a consumer plan (such as the free Home Plan or an Enthusiast Plan) on your account, plus your Contractor Plan as well. See example below: NOTE: If you have an Enthusiast Plan on your a...
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    Home Plans
    Single site or Owner Plans   Home Personal Weather Station Enthusiast Description Home Plan (Free) - Our standard plan offers free weather station connection, In-App alerts, reporting, and 1...
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    The Hydrawise system is free for most users worldwide. The Weather Underground award-winning forecasting and airport weather stations meet the needs of the typical user. For those interested in eve...
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    Yes. Each plan has a limit on the maximum number of controllers permitted per account. Consumer Plans Subscription Plan Max Controllers Home Plan 3 Enthusiast Plan 5   Contractor Plans ...
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    As part of our Hydrawise features, you get a set allowance for data. That way, you can upload personalized photos for your zones, file sheets, and other data for your customers if you are a contrac...
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    Your Hunter Hydrawise smart controller has a few basic Wi-Fi requirements. Learn about them here.
  • The following Wi-Fi requirements apply to your Hunter Hydrawise-ready controller: Hunter HC controller is 802.11 B/G Hunter WAND controller is 802.11 B/G/N Hunter Pro-HC controller is 802.11 B/G/N...
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  • The speed is determined by the internet not the device.  The amount of data ranges from 100 Mb to a maximum of 500 Mb per month and is device dependent upon number of stations, start times, etc.    
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  • All Hunter Internet-connected devices, including Hydrawise™-enabled irrigation controllers, maintain the highest standards for security. Web and App Security Hunter follows industry best practices ...
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    There are various techniques available to test your Wi-Fi connection and see if your controller is connected to the internet.
  • A reliable Wi-Fi connection is necessary to operate Hunter Wi-Fi enabled products. The following apps can help you test Wi-Fi signal strength at your location.  Phone App Download iPhone® Devi...
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  • When your controller is first powered on, it will run a short wizard to connect your controller to your wireless router. If you’re not using the initial startup wizard then go to the section Viewin...
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  • To check your signal strength, you will need to go to your controller's touch screen. From there, click on: Click SETTINGS Click WIRELESS Click WIRELESS NAME This will display the list of networ...
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  • Checking wifi signal is a simple process and can be done when in front of the controller.  In some cases, the router may broadcast two bandwidths 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz.  Hydrawise controllers could sho...
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  • If you have no internet access or poor internet access, you can use your smartphone as a hotspot (temporary wifi connection) to do either of the following: Testing controller  Programming controll...
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    Hydrawise supports a range of sensors that provide direct communication to the controller via the sensor ports. The software supports standard open/closed contact sensors, such as rain, soil moisture, and other ON/OFF sensors. Hydrawise also supports flow monitoring when used with a Hunter HC Flow Meter.
    Valves are electric on/off devices that control your irrigation zones. This section offers information about valve connection, setting up station valves in the app, master valve and pump wiring, and more.
  •   Below is a chart indicating the maximum wire runs that can be used when installing Hunter AC solenoids and valves. Valve Wire Sizing (Maximum One-Way Distance in Feet Between Controller an...
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  • In this article, we will discuss the following topics: Summary Operation Chart Wiring (24 VAC) Wiring to Power Source Online Setup Pump Start Relay Operation per Zone Summary When a system requir...
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  • There are many times when two controllers are being supplied from a single POC (point of connection) or source of water. Hydrawise-ready controllers can be connected to a single master valve using ...
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  • In this article, we will discuss the following topics: Brief Summary Operation Chart Wiring  Setup Online Master Valve (P/MV) Operation per zone Brief Summary A master valve is a normally closed ...
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  • There are two reasons why sprinklers would continue to run with the controller Off or Unplugged: It's possible your valves were opened manually. Locate your valve box(es) and turn the solenoid(s) ...
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Learn about Hydrawise Standard and Advanced Modes, common setup practices, watering type comparisons, and more.
Here is an easy overview and walk-though of setting up your Hydrawise controller using your app.
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Learn how to troubleshoot your X2 controller connection to the internet using the  WAND Wi-Fi module. Key Topics Include the Following Content is designed for the following X2 WAND installatio...
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Learn how to successfully connect your X2 controller to the internet using the  WAND Wi-Fi module. Key Topics   WAND overview and benefits Checking your Wi-Fi signal WAND Installation & ...
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In this video, you will learn how X2 works as a standalone controller without Wi-Fi. You will also learn how the WAND Wi-Fi module gives X2 new capabilities via Hydrawise irrigation management soft...
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This is a great video for introducing Hydrawise to new and existing contractors.  Included in this video are customer interviews. Key Topics   Why Hydrawise and Connected Devices? What is ...
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Learn how to add and manage customers (available in English and Spanish), how to grow your business with Hydrawise, how to navigate the contractor portal, and more.
Setup your Hydrawise account in 10 minutes. In this video, our sales and training team simulate helping a customer to get up and running with setting up a new Hydrawise account quickly so you can m...
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Learn all you need to know about Wi-Fi, including the terms, troubleshooting and tools for measuring Wi-Fi strength. Key Topics   The Language of Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Equipment Routers Wi-Fi Si...
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Hunter’s Next-generation HCC controller combines the convenience of web-based irrigation management with the power to control larger commercial projects. As the market continues to pivot towar...
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An overview of the features for contractors found in the Hydrawise software that can be like adding a new technician to your business.
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Hydrawise is our focus this week as we speak with the Product Manager for Hydrawise, a Wi-Fi irrigation controller designed to work for your clients and you. By saving both water and time while pro...
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Discover how to set up your Hydrawise contractor account, so you can start monitoring your customers' irrigation controllers.
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    Learn about the features and benefits of Hydrawise irrigation management and how to use Hydrawise to build your contracting business. There are a range of programs and videos to help you get started.
  • How to Sign-up? User must first register a new account with an active e-mail account at Create New Account I signed up for an account, but it says my e-mail address is not confirmed. This e-mail...
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  • Learn the features and benefits of Hydrawise-enabled controllers and the basics of the Hydrawise software. This program shows you how to get started using the Hydrawise software, and controllers, a...
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  • Learn the basics of Electrical troubleshooting. Key Topics   Types of Circuits Basic Multimeter Measurements Testing Resistance on a Solenoid Testing Resistance at the Controller Tes...
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  • 0:40 – Overview 1:24 – Conventional Control Systems vs. Two-Wire 3:22 – Planning Your Wire Paths 5:31 – Grounding 19:30 – Two-Wire Controllers 25:22 – EZ Decoder System 29:00 – 2-Wire Technol...
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    Are you looking for more advanced integration? Hydrawise offers API connections.
  • Hydrawise irrigation management technology is now compatible with HomeSeer home automation software. For more information, visit the HomeSeer website. The Hydrawise for HomeSeer integration plug-in...
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  • Hydrawise has two available APIs: RESTful API Graph QL & oAuth 2.0 API The API requires a key that can be obtained from your Hydrawise account using the steps below: Click on the MY ACCOUNT icon...
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  • Hydrawise is now compatible with Control4 home automation software. Control4 installers can now download drivers to allow the integration. From the Control4 app, you can access the following featur...
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