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Netro Support

Lives in: Camarillo, CA, US
Using: SPRITE-12 , SPARK-16 , SPRITE-6 , WHISPERER-1
Growing: Kentucky Bluegrass, Sourwood

Answers

controller firmware

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Netro Support
Updated at 2019-04-01 02:36:59 UTC

Hi Magnus,


We only update firmware when we find bugs. When there is need for update, the new firmware will be automatically downloaded to the device.

MAC address

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Netro Support
Updated at 2019-04-01 02:31:43 UTC
Hi Lee, the MAC address is the series number of the device. You can go to settings->controller to check that.

windy conditions

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Netro Support
Updated at 2019-03-29 03:20:10 UTC

Hi Magnus, 

currently it is not supported but we will consider adding this feature in the future.

Update frequency of watering schedule

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Netro Support
Updated at 2019-03-22 02:17:46 UTC

Dear Charu,


If you turn on the smart zone feature, Netro will skip the schedules(including manual schedules from user programs) when there is a chance of significant rain(>0.2inch).

Netro gets the weather information from DarkSky. Sever side gets and updates weather information every early morning at 4 am. I think what happened is that when you check the schedules last time the are not re-calculated yet. Netro will check the weather data for the past and get new weather data at 4 am in the morning to adjust following schedules accordingly.

Overriding smart waterinh

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Netro Support
Updated at 2019-03-18 05:58:02 UTC
Please go to the Schedule page, tap the program and choose "Skip this schedule" to override smart watering schedules.

EPA rebate status?

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-11-05 01:48:27 UTC
Hi Joshua, we are currently working with EPA with get the water sense label. Hopefully it can be certificated in a few months.

Service

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-11-02 02:17:51 UTC
Hi Matt, currently Netro is developing a new feature for the landscapers or technician so that users can authorize these people to access their devices. This feature will be ready in this month for Ios devices. 

Is there a way to water multiple times during the day?

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-10-29 07:22:08 UTC

Hi George, you can go to settings->zones->select a zone->smart zone and choose your preferred watering mode. You can choose "customized" mode to adjust watering by providing the preferred moisture level and flow rate of your sprinklers. 

You can also go to Settings->Programs to create multiple programs to water your zones multiple times a day.

New seeding

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-10-13 06:03:30 UTC

Hi Douglas, the "new plant" method tries to keep the moisture level very high (above 85%), but doesn't ensure watering every day. Neto does not water that frequent as expected due to weather, soil types, etc.

How can I give my landscaper a way to manage the watering cycles?

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-10-11 03:17:47 UTC

Hi Joshua,

Currently Netro doesn't have a separate way for a landscaper to access the app. The only way to give them control of the system would be to give them your account name and password. However, we don't recommend you do that unless you're comfortable doing so.

 A workaround would be changing your password to a temporary one and after your landscaper completes the work you change the password back to the original one.


Disable all zones for winter

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-10-11 03:14:25 UTC

Hi Wayne,

To suspend all the zones, you do not need to unplug the controller.  If you have blown out the sprinkler,you can put Sprite in "paused" mode just in case some one (for example the kids) accidentally starts a manually run from the app. To put Sprite in "paused" mode, you can go to Settings->Controller->Enabled.


winterizing

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-09-30 02:12:32 UTC

Hi Ken,

To winterize your system, first you will have to blow out the sprinkler. You can look at this video to find some useful information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3YRbJYmvgA&t=99s

This video mentioned that you will have to turn on the sprinkler, so you can use the instant manual run feature in the home page to manually start watering for each zone to make sure all the water is out of system.

Then you should put Sprite in "paused" mode just in case some one (for example the kids) accidentally starts a manually run from the app. To put Sprite in "paused" mode, you can go to Settings->Controller->Enabled.

Program for new grass seed?

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-09-11 05:25:11 UTC
Please upgrade the app and go to settings->zones->select a zone->smart zone and choose your preferred watering mode. We recommend you to choose "New Plant" mode.

Historical usage

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-08-23 04:39:28 UTC
You can go to the home page, touch the blank space of the zone area and see the irrigation data for the past month or week for that zone.

Redwood pine tree

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-08-13 05:30:42 UTC
Hi, "Redwood Tree" is in the plant database now. It is under the "Tree" type.

California Native Plants

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-08-13 05:27:24 UTC
Hi, to reduce the water usage, you can upgrade the app(1.5.1) and go to settings->zones->select a zone->smart zone and choose "Eco" mode. I hope this might help.

Rain vs moisture

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-08-07 05:36:42 UTC
Hello, it may happen if the system reported smaller inches of rain than the actual rainfall which was not so large so it did not increase the moisture level to 100%. By default, Netro skip schedules today and tomorrow if today rains more than 1 inch. You can customize it, 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". 

Accuracy of dark sky in Canada

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-08-01 04:46:12 UTC
The 22C temperature reported by Netro is the average temperature of a day :)

Scheduling

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-07-13 05:05:25 UTC
You can add a restriction to set up time constraints to prevent watering between say 5am to 9pm. Go to settings->restrictions->add a restriction, select your zones and set the start time as 5am and end time 9am. I hope this will work.

Never waters lawn

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Netro Support
Updated at 2018-07-13 05:04:14 UTC
You can go to settings->zones->select a zone->smart zone and choose Frequent mode to water more frequently.