How to read Watering Forecast on the controller

In by Mack Dalley

How to read and understand the Watering Forecast page. If you are using the Smart Watering feature, you will note the Jog Dial shows the next estimated watering for your system (shown below).   To check what watering has taken place as well view future watering’s for your system. You can click on the schedule near the bottom of the …

How do I pair my Controller to the Smartphone App or Web Browser?

In by Mack Dalley

This article will assist in pairing your Skydrop controller with your smartphone and/or web browser [if you skipped this step during the initial installation and setup]. *Important note: In order to pair with a smartphone or browser, the controller needs to be connected to Wi-Fi. Visit the Quick Start Controller Install Guide for assistance with first-time installation of your Skydrop …

How do I install the Skydrop Expansion Module?

In by Mack Dalley

The Expansion Module will allow you to increase your Skydrop Controller from 8-zones to 16-zones. It will also allow the addition of a Rain or Flow Sensor to your existing system.   For assistance with installation of your Skydrop Controller, please click here for our video. The Expansion Module can be installed after installation of the Skydrop Controller is complete.   …

How do I set or change the Soil Type?

In by Mack Dalley

It is important to choose the correct soil for your landscape. Each soil type has a different water absorption rate and choosing the correct type helps optimize the correct watering schedule to ensure the healthiest lawn. When you first setup your controller, you are given the option to select the type of soil you have in your landscape. The options are …

How do I change my Watering Start Time?

In by Mack Dalley

You may want to change the watering time on your skydrop controller. The following article shows just how easy it is. Water time is the time your controller will start watering when needed by smart watering. Note that start time does not have any effect on custom schedules.This article will cover changing the water time on each platform: Mobile Web …

How do I connect my Master Valve?

In by Dan Wilson

A master valve is an electric valve installed at the supply point which controls water flow into the main piping system. When this valve is closed, water will not be supplied to your sprinkler system. It is important to make sure your master valve is setup correctly so that your sprinkler system works as designed. *(Not all sprinkler systems utilize …

How do I read & understand Watering Information Statistics?

In by Dan Wilson

In order to track and understand your water usage we’ve created a map that is easy to read and understand. The following article explains how to access, read and understand the watering information. Watering information is a report that shows how much you are watering versus how much precipitation falls for each zone.  This report is for daily, weekly and monthly monitoring.This …

How do I create a Custom Schedule?

In by Dan Wilson

Custom schedules are great for areas that have specific watering needs like gardens or new sod. You can take advantage of setting up Custom Schedules for a particular zone(s) to control exactly how you want to water. Remember: Smart Watering must be enabled on your system to activate Custom Schedules (See Article for How-to Enable Smart Watering).  Zones chosen for …

How do I set Watering Restrictions?

In by Dan Wilson

You may want to set or change the watering restrictions on your Skydrop controller. The following article shows just how easy it is. Water restrictions are designed to allow you to set guidelines for when and how long your controller will water when needed by smart watering. Note: You can also achieve specific watering times by using Custom Schedules.This article will cover changing the watering …

How do I select or change the Soil Type?

In by Dan Wilson

It is important to choose the correct soil for your landscape. Each soil type has a different water absorption rate and choosing the correct type helps optimize the correct watering schedule. When you first setup your controller, you are given the option to select the type of soil you have in your landscape. Sandy soil: Particles are large and allow water and …