watering usage doesn't match

Sangjin Lee
Updated at 2019-06-21 22:49:22 UTC 
Topic: General

Here is something I cannot reconcile. I am dealing with a pretty big water usage reported by the utility. It says in the month of May I used 530 GPD (gallons per day). I seem to be watering every 3 days (set by Netro).


Compared to winter months when I rarely watered the lawn due to the rainy season, it is a jump of ~ 270 GPD.


When I check the Netro app, it reports I used ~ 3.5 CCF for the month of May. 1 CCF = 748 gallons, and that translates to roughly 87 gallons per day. This is less than 1/3 of what the utility is telling me. How can this discrepancy be explained? Any ideas/tips for finding why I seem to be using this much water? Thanks in advance!

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Two zones on same spot

Ken Wiens
Updated at 2018-07-31 22:06:08 UTC 

I have 4 zones. Two of these cover the same piece of ground. One zone has pgm sprayers and the other zone has regular sprayers .But they cover exactly the same area. How do I tell the app this so that it knows that running the sprinklers for one zone waters the same trees and grass as the other zone? 


To try and clarify the question - these zones cover the same physical piece of ground, (they overlap 100%) but netro doesn't know that, so it will water one zone and think the other zone is still in need of watering - and thus water the same grass twice. (each zone once so the same grass twice).  Netro's algorithm for determining soil moisture levels can't work if it doesn't realize these two zones are the same physical piece of grass. 

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What about blowout?

Burghardi
Updated at 2019-10-18 02:06:15 UTC 
New system owner. When having fall blowout performed, I found I needed to be present to run each zone. I didn’t find a way to provide access to the technician. Other systems on the market provide this function. 

Why doesn’t this one?
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Accuracy of dark sky in Canada

Ken Wiens
Updated at 2018-07-31 03:16:54 UTC 

The dark sky android app is not available in Canada  so I wonder how accurate their weather is here.  To try and determine this for myself, I looked at the netro temperature graph..  Today it is 34C at my house  but the temperature summary graph in  Netro says it is only 22C. (for my friends still using Fahrenheit that is about a 24F difference )  Does anyone know when Netro gets the temperature that it uses in the graph? Other thoughts on dark sky accuracy in Canada? 

 

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Google Home Commands not Working

Derrick Rose
Updated at 2019-06-23 13:34:06 UTC 
For some reason, when I give Google the command to "talk to netro sprite to water zone for 5 minutes" or "ask netro sprite to water zone for 5 minutes" Netro comes back and says "I have stopped watering.  What else can I do for you?"  It won't do anything else but turn off the zones.  Why is this?
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Netro and Alexa

Ken Wiens
Updated at 2018-07-30 22:29:36 UTC 

I've loaded the Alexa skill for Netro. When I tell Alexa to ask Netro to water a zone, it just looks up references for "metro" instead. Much as I appreciate Alexa looking up train schedules for me, I'm curious if others have had this problem.  I've tried pronouncing  it "net row" and "neat row" but  neither gets recognized. 


This isn't a critical issue, as I'm not sure I would ever see the point in voice control over my sprinklers  but thought I would set it up to try anyway


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Netro Sprite not adhering to "Time Frame" setting

Jonathan B.
Updated at 2019-06-24 03:20:54 UTC 

Hi... I've set my Netro Sprite's watering "time frame" (under Settings) to be between 7 and 11pm. It still however schedules its watering start time at 6pm.  How can I fix this?


Thanks

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Riego netro para tepes

Manuel C
Updated at 2019-10-23 09:36:27 UTC 

Hola,


No se si hay algún que hable español. Espero que si. 


Como programo el suelo si quiero poner tepes de césped?


Gracias

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Manual scheduled run did not run

Yanke Liang
Updated at 2019-06-24 11:07:31 UTC 
Scheduled a one time run for a certain time in Settings->Program, but the app didn’t show the run in the schedule and the irrigation did not run either. Any idea how to set up a one time run when smart feature is enabled? Thanks 
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Daylight savings

Craig Neidle
Updated at 2019-11-13 18:34:27 UTC 

My sprinklers are starting 1 hr past when they are programed due to daylight savings ending.


I would have assumed the clocks changed with the clock on my phone but that doesn't seem to be the case. 


Haow can i change this? 

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Restriction for specific days

Ken Wiens
Updated at 2019-06-24 18:20:32 UTC 
I want to create restrictions for a set of specific days in the future.  Birthdays of family members for example. Or days that I have outdoor entertainment planned. I want to set these up long in advance (before a smart schedule has been scheduled.) How can I do this? 
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Offline alert

Alex R
Updated at 2018-08-05 19:29:29 UTC 
Is there a way to get the Netro system to alert me if the system goes “offline” . I have had to instantes where the system was off line and my plants almost died 
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Rain vs moisture

OhYes Dinh
Updated at 2018-08-06 01:15:02 UTC 

Hello, 


Wonder why the soil moisture doesn't change to 100% after a big rain in my area?  The soil moisture percentage is important since this might trigger the auto watering (water will kick in when the max moisture setting is greater than the actual moisture  percentage)


Thanks 

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Whisperer

Manuel Roca
Updated at 2019-11-22 17:20:29 UTC 
This is an easy question 
Can I buy whisperers from Spain? Is there any country restriction?

Thanks

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Black Friday

John Mayer
Updated at 2019-11-22 10:40:22 UTC 
Topic: General
Hello Netro, will you have a black Friday offer? 
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Remove whisperer

Dan Orms
Updated at 2019-06-25 16:17:24 UTC 
How do you remove a whisperer so you can re-add it?
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Redwood pine tree

Javier Gutierez
Updated at 2018-08-08 18:32:32 UTC 

Hello. I'm setting a zone in where i have to water Redwood pine trees. I was looking for them under the species/type. I can't find it. I tried different names, species, etc. I believe it's not available yet.


Please, could you help me with:


Letting me know which tree available within the app will be more suitable to cover Redwood pine tree needs

Updating, if it is possible, the trees list available in the app


Thanks in advance.


Regards,

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Support for IFTT

Shahid Warraich
Updated at 2019-06-25 17:25:17 UTC 

Anyone kows if IFTT is supported, if yes then any help with how to will be appreciated.

Thank you.

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Smart zone enabled

Steve Kalani
Updated at 2019-11-25 18:36:19 UTC 
So I have zones programmed to water at certain time on certain days... If I enable smart zone feature will it override the manual programmed setting or will the programmed settings still come on plus the smart zone feature.. Or do I have to remove /delete my programmed zones n just enable smart zone? 
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California Native Plants

Anthony M
Updated at 2018-08-08 22:15:43 UTC 
It would be nice if more California native style plants (dry climate) were included in the database - or at least that sort of watering style (much less frequent/deep) be available as an option.  I find that when relying on the smart watering with generic salvia hybrid selected for plant type, the water usage is actually higher than the manual program i had set before, especially now in summer months I feel it might be overcompensating.  I'd like to be able to rely on the "smart" aspects, but not sure it makes sense given the higher water usage so for now will probably be forced to go back to manual programming instead.. If anyone has some experience/suggestions on matching these types of plants up with what is in the database I'm all ears as well.  Thanks!
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