There are a number of ways to view your controller settings including the dashboard, reports, and configuration.
From the controller dashboard, you can view and make changes to the following:
- Find watering schedule information and start, stop, and suspend zones
- View observations
- View forecast
- View and add sensors
- View controller’s status
- View other controller's
|Controller Dashboard View|
Watering Schedule Information
All your configured zones are listed here. To find more information about a zone, click on the zone. This will show when the zone is next scheduled to run, length and when it last watered.
|Start, Stop, or View Information|
To run a zone, click the Play button. You will be prompted to run the zone for its normal watering time or to choose a custom time.
|Manually Start a Zone|
To suspend a zone, click the pause button to suspend a single zone or suspend all zones using the article here. You will be prompted to choose when the suspension should end. Once a zone is suspended, it will display in a lighter color on the dashboard and you can click the pause button again to remove the suspension.
|Suspend a Single Zone|
To display zone information, click the button after hovering over the zone. This will display information including the next watering time, watering frequency and program start times.
All temperature and rainfall values are calculated as the median of your weather stations. For example, if you are subscribed to 3 weather stations when on Enthusiast plan, the temperature or rainfall will be the average value.
- weather stations:
- If your weather stations record maximum temperatures of 45, 48 and 56 degrees, the median will be 48 degrees.
- weather stations:
- If your weather stations record maximum temperatures of 70, 75, 77 and 80 degrees, the median will be 76
If your temperature or rainfall readings are consistently showing a low value, go to Reports and check each weather station rainfall or temperature and adjust them accordingly.
For customers on an Enthusiast plan this will show the current and maximum temperatures for today. This is based on the median value of all the weather stations you have selected.
This panel will show you the amount of rain which fell yesterday and in the past week. This is based on the median value of all the weather stations you have selected.
If you have an Enthusiast plan, instead of yesterday’s rainfall you will see rainfall for the past 24 hours.
This area will show forecast temperature and weather conditions, including the percentage chance of rainfall, expected humidity, and expected average wind speed.
This area will show any sensors you have configured and will also allow you to add a sensor as well.
This area will display the status of your controller. If the controller is online you will see a green circle with a check. If the controller has been offline for 30 minutes or more, then you will see a red triangle with an exclamation mark. If your controller remains offline for 24 hours we will send you a notification email. For more information on the controller status, see article here.
The Water Saving is calculated by comparing the original Watering Schedule as per the Zones page with the Watering History (actual). Water Savings = the planned irrigation minus the Predictive Weather changes or sensor stops plus any manual watering over a rolling 7 days.