To configure your controller from the Hydrawise app or website, you will first need to connect your controller to the internet and link the controller serial number to your account.
The controller does not need to be connected to the internet when you’re making configuration changes. If the controller is not connected at the time the changes are made, the new configuration will be loaded once the controller connects to the internet.
The Getting Started wizard is shown when you first create a new account. You can also manually select My Account (upper right) > My Controllers > Setup Wizard in the app.
- Choose the controller name and serial number
- Choose the controller model
- Add zones
- Set program start times
- Select a master valve, if applicable
- Set the controller location
- (A) Enable/disable weather-based programming, (B) Select a weather station
- Choose sensor(s), if applicable
Choose the controller name and serial number
The wizard will ask you to give your controller a name and enter the serial number. If you’re setting up a test account and you don’t yet have a controller, leave the serial number blank.
Choose the controller model
The wizard will ask you to choose the model of your controller. You can search by SKU or simply select the model from the list. If you’re setting up a trial account, choose the model closest to the one you want (you can always change it later).
Now you can add the zones for the various parts of your landscape. Here, you will be prompted to select many different options for this particular zone. For more information on settings the zones and schedules, click here.
Set program start times
One start time will activate all selected stations sequentially in that program one at a time. Multiple start times in a program can be used for separate morning, afternoon, or evening watering cycles. You can set specific days of the week, use odd/even watering days, and select the specific zones that apply to this start time.
Select a master valve, if applicable
A master valve is an automatic valve that is installed at the point where the irrigation system connects to the water supply. Typically, one zone valve is turned on at a time, and it controls the irrigation in a specific area of your landscape. Whenever the controller tells an irrigation zone valve to open, the controller also signals the master valve to open.
Set the controller location
Set the address where your controller is located. Your controller will use this address for weather forecasts. When you click Update Address, you will see local weather stations to which you can subscribe.
You can subscribe to one or more weather stations by clicking on them and choosing Subscribe. The weather stations that you’ve subscribed to will display in blue.
You can subscribe to one of the two closest airport stations for free; these will be updated daily.
If you have an Enthusiast plan you can subscribe to up to five personal, airport, or other official stations. The advantage of subscribing to multiple weather stations is that the results will be evaluated to remove any particularly high or low readings that could be inaccurate.
Enable/disable weather-based programming
In this section, you have the option to set a weather station at a later time or select one now.
Selecting a weather station
In this section, you have the option to choose the station yourself or have Hydrawise automatically pick the most accurate one in your area.
Choose sensor(s), if applicable
Here you can assign a sensor or flow meter if there is one wired to the controller. This may be something you install at a later date, so you can revisit this section at any time from the HOME dashboard. For more information on configuring sensors, click here.