- Click on ZONES and PROGRAMS from the home dashboard.
- Scroll down to the first zone you choose to edit. Click on the icon.
- Choose the watering type TIME-BASED SCHEDULE and click NEXT.
- Change the watering frequency to INTERVAL BASED WATERING number one. Check the box for WATER MORE OFTEN WHEN HOT.
- Scroll to the bottom of ZONES and PROGRAMS to create a 2nd start time. Follow the instructions below.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you have all zones selected for the start times created (or, at the very least, the zone you intend to "Water More Often When Hot").
Choose the plus sign for "Add watering Time."
Choose a "second start time" and click "next."
Choose the water type "Low Priority Watering Time" and click "next." Low-priority watering times are used when you do not have Normal, Odd Week, or Even Week watering schedules available and a zone needs to run. A low-priority watering time can be useful where you want the controller to insert extra watering cycles between your normal watering cycles on hot days.
|Make sure you apply to the correct zones and click "ok."|
|Set the one trigger highlighted accordingly.|
IMPORTANT: To ensure that "Water More Often When Hot" works, you need to have an extra program start time that is above your watering frequency. If you select "Every Available Program Start Time" as a watering frequency, this feature will not work because watering is already scheduled for all program start times.
<number of times per day> multiplied by (1 + <trigger percentage>) = number of watering times for the day (rounded down)
So, for once a day and a 50% trigger, the calculation is:
1 x (1 + 0.5) = 1.5 = once a day (rounded down)
Twice a day multiplied by (1 + trigger percentage) could be greater than 2 if the percentage is greater than 50%:
2 x (1 + 0.5) = 3 = 3 times a day
Twice a day multiplied by (1 + trigger percentage) with a trigger percentage of 100% would give you 4 times a day:
2 x (1 + 1) = 4 = 4 times a day