In last week’s post, we talked about the Upcoming Scheduling Changes that would affect all existing and new Connected Schedules.
These changes are now live!
What does this mean for my schedules?
If your schedules have run in the past week, we have done our best to match your new settings to have the same effect as your old settings. In general, the overall amount of watering over the course of a few weeks will decrease; the watering per event may actually increase, but the days in between watering will go up
If your schedules have not yet run this season, schedule settings have been populated to the default settings. You’ll be able to review the watering projections in the schedule settings page when you go to enable your schedules for the season.
How can I see what will happen in the app?
In addition to the schedule migration, which happens on the server and applies to everybody immediately, we are releasing version 2.0 of the Spruce App today.
How do I adjust my schedules?
The concepts and steps to setup or add a schedule are very similar to the previous schedule instructions. However, there are a few differences to keep in mind. The main difference is the schedule modes and how this effects the time and frequency of your watering schedule. Look over the post Upcoming Scheduling Changes for an outline of the new modes.
Rain Delay Thresholds
As mentioned in last week’s post, the rain delay threshold (and all other Weather Watch thresholds) will now be a global setting for each controller (as opposed to setting a separate rain delay threshold for each schedule). We’ve updated everyone’s controller settings as best we could.
For the vast majority of people, this won’t be an issue. If you only had one schedule, or if your rain delay thresholds were consistent across all schedules, we’ve shifted that same threshold value to your controller.
If you had multiple schedules with different thresholds, we took the average value and applied that to your controller. Note that we only considered currently enabled schedules, and thresholds less than 1 inch. For any schedule with a threshold of >= 1 inch, we turned off the rain delay for that schedule/zone.