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Netro Customer

Lives in: Midlothian, VA, US
Using: SPARK-16 ,
Growing: Kentucky Bluegrass, Tall Fescue

Questions

Why no play button for manual watering in Beta

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ducati1198804
Updated at 2022-03-21 21:37:50 UTC
Topic: Connected home
Running beta Netro app.  Why no play button when I choose and enter run times for each zone?  How am I to start watering?  

Anyway to set multiple run times for same program?

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ducati1198804
Updated at 2021-10-05 10:53:54 UTC
Topic: Smart watering
I have a spark controller and. I have a program setup for seeding that is 5 minutes per zone.  I want to run that program 3 times per day at 4am, 12pm, and 6pm. Anyway to easily accomplish this without having to setup 3 different programs?  

Thanks

Smart Controller Not Very Smart

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ducati1198804
Updated at 2021-09-07 09:58:44 UTC
Topic: Smart watering

Hi,


I’m not sure that I can trust this Spark Controller anymore.  Woke up to notifications of zones being watered when controller is programmed to water on MWF.  Moisture levels in all zones was okay on all zones and smart level is only set to basic.  According to the notifications the controller was watering on 9/8/21 instead of 9/7/21.  It’s like the calendar on Netro’s server is set to the wrong date.  Very disappointing, and I don’t know if I can trust the controller going forward. the controlle

Strange Whisperer Acrtivity

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ducati1198804
Updated at 2021-07-24 17:00:16 UTC
Topic: Connected home

Hi,


I have a whisperer that monitors zones 1, 2, and 3.  Zone 1 is the primary zone.  Because whisperer detected a moisture level that was too low it did an additional watering of 10 minutes.  The strange thing about it is that it only watered zone 1 for the additional 10 minutes.  Why didn't it water zone 2 and 3 when they have the exact same conditions and moisture levels.  I had to go in and do a manual run to even out zones 2 and 3 with zone 1.  


Also in the beta software when you try to switch from basic to advance watering or choose a different watering algorithm you get an error message.  

Anyone actually Beta Testing

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ducati1198804
Updated at 2021-06-29 14:10:59 UTC
Topic: Connected home
I signed up to be a beta tester but have never received any information or a beta version of the app to test out. Anyone actually beta testing anything?  Maybe I just wasn’t chosen to participate.   

Why such erratic scheduling when using smart watering?

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ducati1198804
Updated at 2021-06-16 14:03:50 UTC
Topic: Connected home
Why does the Spark controller schedule watering zones so erratically?  I have 7 zones and if it decides that all 7 zones need to be watered on the same day, why wouldn’t it just water in order 1-7.  Instead it might water 1,2,4,7,3,5,6,7?.  Or it might water zone 1-2 on one day, 4,5,6,3 the next day, and then 7,7 the next day.  

Why does it want to water at least one or two zones per day for 4-5 days in a row instead 5-7 zones per day and turn on the system two days in a row?  

Seems like it would place uneccersary wear on valves and other system parts.  

Spark not watering lawn

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ducati1198804
Updated at 2021-06-09 14:26:58 UTC
Topic: Connected home
My spark is not watering my lawn when smart zones are active.  Weather forecast might show lots of rain coming in next couple of days, but then we don’t get any rain.  The controller will say next watering in 8-10 days.  Shouldn’t the system recognize that I didn’t get the rain, and readjust? I have even gone in on the rain forecast setting and raised the skip rain setting to over 1in.  Also on the calendar it doesn’t show a symbol indicating why it didn’t water on most days.  

Any promotion codes/discounts available?

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ducati1198804
Updated at 2021-05-01 18:03:02 UTC
Topic: Connected home
Looking to purchase a couple of whisperer sensors, and can’t really justify the $60 price.  Any discount codes/discount for multiples available?  Any money back guarantee if not satisfied with the whisperer?  

Also,  how many people are using advanced smart water feature that allow the controller totally decide when to water.  I have set it up but cringe at the runtimes and days running in the calendar, and keep reverting back to my schedule.  Seems like it would be using a lot more water.  


Cycle And Soak?

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ducati1198804
Updated at 2021-04-27 02:42:48 UTC
Topic: General
Is their a cycle and soak setting that can be chosen on the spark controller?  Several smart controllers on the market offer the setting.   

Didn’t water. Exclamation point inside of triangle

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ducati1198804
Updated at 2020-11-03 11:05:39 UTC
Topic: General
Controller didn’t turn on sprinklers at 0400hrs today.  Instead schedule shows yellow triangle with exclamation symbol, but gives no breakdown on why system didn’t turn on water.  If controller shows exclamation, it would be nice if it showed an actual description of problem/event.  

Why did my manual run not register under moisture percentage area

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ducati1198804
Updated at 2020-07-04 13:11:16 UTC
Topic: Connected home

Hi,  


I did 3 separate manual runs for zones 1, 2, 3, 7 today and my moisture percentage didn't change at all.   


Zone 1-11 minutes each run

Zone 2-11 minutes each run

Zone 3-06 minutes each run

Zone 7-06 minutes each run


So in total zones 1 and 2 ran 33 minutes each, and zones 3 and 7 ran 18 minutes each.  


Why am I still showing the same 65% moisture level that I showed before I did any of these manual runs today?