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Account - Watering Triggers

You can configure watering triggers for either Time-Based Predictive Watering™ or Smart Watering.

To configure your predictive watering triggers, click on Watering Triggers.

Below is a quick reference chart for the basics of each trigger.

Trigger What happens Extra Requirements
Ignore all water triggers Waters regardless of triggers set N/A
Water more often when hot Will water an additional cycle Extra start time required in water days section
Water longer when hot Waters longer by a % set in triggers Variable watering needs to be set
Don't water extra when hot No extra watering but suspends zone based on other triggers Rain fall and predictive triggers need to be set


Triggers for Time-Based Predictive Watering™ 

You can suspend watering based on either forecast or actual weather data. You can also vary the amount of watering according to the forecast temperature.

Suspend Watering – Weather Forecasts

Forecast Temperature Choose to suspend watering when the forecast temperature is less than the specified amount.
Forecast Rainfall Choose to suspend watering when the forecast rainfall is higher than the specified amount.
Forecast Wind Speed Choose to suspend watering when the forecast wind speed is higher than the specified amount.

Suspend Watering – Weather Station Measurements

Actual Rainfall 24 hr Choose to suspend watering when the rainfall over the past 24 hours is higher than the specified amount.
Actual Rainfall 7 days Choose to suspend watering when the rainfall over the past 7 days is higher than the specified amount.

Variable Watering

Water Less Choose to water a certain percentage less when the temperature forecast is less than the specified amount.
Note: To change the watering percentage, click on the number next to the % sign.
Water More Choose to water a certain percentage more when the forecast temperature is higher than the specified amount and the humidity forecast is below the specified amount.
Note: To change the watering percentage, click on the number next to the % sign.

Triggers for Smart (ET) Watering 

Using forecast evapotranspiration helps to predict the right watering schedule for your zones, giving you a more accurate picture of when the zones will next run.

 You can choose whether to use the forecast temperature to predict smart (ET) watering, and whether to use forecast rainfall to delay smart (ET) watering. Watering Schedules will be estimated up to 30 days from today based on forecast and historical temperatures and rainfall. The predicted schedules will be progressively updated each day based on actual weather conditions and new forecasts.

Your watering schedule is updated based on actual weather conditions shortly before your first Program Start Time each day.

You can view the watering adjustments for Smart Watering by clicking here.

For more information on how Time Based Watering works compared to Smart Watering please check out our video guide here.

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