I’m not certain the Smart Schedule of the Wyze Sprinkler is very smart. I’m curious if others have experienced the same concern.
Here’s the situation.
The irrigation specialist who installed and programmed my previous system set it to run 90 minutes twice a week with the individual zone times and cycles shown below. However, the Wyze contoller calculated a “smart schedule” run time of 4 hours, 30 minutes twice a week. That is THREE TIMES the water. Individual zones range from 1.5X to 4X different. I don’t know what the algorithm is doing, and I’ve rechecked all my settings for crop, soil, sun, and square footage.
Driveway - 2 cycles x 6 minutes each cycle = 12 (Wyze calculated 48)
Front Islands 2 x 7 = 14 (Wyze shows 43)
Front Yard 2 x 16 = 32 (Wyze is 45)
Side of House 2 x 6 = 12 (Wyze is 48)
Pool Plants 2 x 10 = 20 (Wyze is 53)
The only way for me to verify is the “tuna can” method to capture the actual amount of water delivered and compare with recommendations of master gardeners at our county horticulture office.