Smart Watering Algorithm

John Kollehner
Updated at 2021-02-09 13:52:56 UTC
Topic: Netro App

How does the algorithm work?   Specifically how far into the future do it look at the weather forecast?   Is this limited to just the next day or can this be adjusted to look beyond tomorrow.    Using the smart system, my sprinklers came on this morning, even though the forecast calls for a 70% chance of 1 inch of rain in 2 days.    If I were controlling the system, I would not have watered, given the price we pay for water.

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Netro Inc
Updated at 2021-02-10 01:41:26 UTC

Hi John,

Our Sever side gets and updates weather information every early morning at 4 am. 

If you turn on the smart zone feature, By default, Netro skip schedules today and tomorrow if today rains more than 0.2 inch.  We have manually checked the data for your place on darksky and yesterday rain was 0.04 inch so Netro did not skip your watering.,-95.261/2021-2-9/us12/en

We did not see 1 inch of rain in the following days form Darksky. If the rainfall data is not correct, you can go to the Discover page, tap the "+" button on the upper right corner and select "correct rainfall".

You could customized the weather restrictions now, like I want to skip the schedules on the day after tomorrow as well, or I want to skip if rain more than 1 inch. The setting is in "setting -> preferences -> rain". 

Please let us know if you have any further questions.


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