Michael Cayless

Lives in: Wichita, KS, US
Using: SPRITE-12


Smart Schedule is Confusing Dumb Me

Wency Pan
Updated at 2023-04-04 06:15:46 UTC

Hi Michael,

The default setting of Netro watering controller's smart watering level is advanced and your zones will be watered automatically by Netro with smart schedules.

Netro will do everything for you, like skipping smart watering and programs when there is large amount of rain(>0.2inch/ 5.08 mm) or watering regulations and manual restrictions.

If you selected clay, clay loam or loam as the soil type which accepts water slowly, often as little as 1/4 inch per hour, Netro will break the watering into many pieces to avoid water runoff.

If you do not want smart zone schedule to override your own programmed schedule, you can set up the Smart Zone level from Advanced to Basic, which only skip rainning days for your programmed schedule.

For more information about Netro smart watering, here is an article about Netro three watering modes which might be helpful. https://netrohome.com/forum/posts/111



Netro Support

App states watering when it is not

Wency Pan
Updated at 2023-05-04 01:41:56 UTC

Dear customer,

When Sprite finishes running a watering schedule, it will send a confirmation to the cloud server. In this way, the could server knows whether the schedules are correctly executed or not.

The exclamation mark means the cloud server did not receive the confirmation from the device. There are two possible causes:
1. the device is not powered up when it was supposed to be powered up to run that schedule. Therefore, the corresponding zone is not watered (what is why we use the exclamation to alert users)
2. the schedule run fine but it was during a temporary network outage or exception so that the confirmation cannot be delivered to the server. Wireless connection can be unstable for a short peroid time so it is not uncommon to have a glitch in the communication.

Please do a manual run test, see if there is water come out when your manual run start to water. 

If the schedules afterwards are all correctly run, it could just be a temporary network issue. But if that happens a lot please check the WiFi signal strength. If you use a WiFi extender, please make sure it is connected to the main router stably.


Netro Support