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    dwolff51
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    Smart watering sort-of works, but the app does not provide accurate information. For example, during a dry spell, it may say that the next watering is scheduled for 2 weeks in the future, yet it waters the next day. Right now, it’s saying that the next watering will be in 10 days. I’m in South Florida, where it’s still hot and the rainy season is mostly over. If I don’t get water for 10 days, my lawn will be dead. However, I know that the Beehive is not reporting accurately, because experience now tells me that it will water within 2 days in spite of what shows on the forecasted schedule.

    This morning, I saw that at least 2 zones watered; but when I looked at the app, it said that the last watering was 2 days ago and that the next watering will be in 10 days. Why? I KNOW it will water before then.

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    Carn
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    I hear ya. I’m in Australia and what I have noticed is that the weather forecasting is incorrect at Aeris weather quite often around 5 degrees C. But on the day it corrects the weather, some time after midnight that morning. The calendar then resets and as I have irrigation start time at 5am it runs through the cycle. At first it was watering way more than I expected so I change the interval rate, but regardless it still waters way more than I would expect and not when expected and as you don’t know when it’s going to water you go to bed indicating that watering is not due then wake up to a notification that a watering cycle has occurred. Now it’s decided to split the cycle in to two days even though some zones are almost identical.

    I’ve reset the water scheduling adjustments and adjusted them to what I think they should be set at to see what happens. Trying to work out why it’s doing what it’s doing is becoming frustrating, perhaps I am just use to watering the lawn less than it should but at the moment I’m looking at a larger water bill rather than less.

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