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May 1, 2013 at 5:32 pm #22413
Is there a way to setup a Summer and Winter schedule based on Date?
I have three programs that run very nicely but I need to edit their starting times when we go over to Winter. I would like to have Opensprinkler check the Date and then switch over to the Winter schedule, and back to Summer schedule automatically.
That said, the watering Times between Summer and Winter schedules would also need to change.
IngoMay 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm #23582
It doesn’t have such a feature yet. Will put it on todo list. In the meantime, note that each program can be individually enabled or disabled. So you can add two sets of programs, one for the summer, one for the winter. To switch, just enable all programs in one set and disable those in the other set.May 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm #23583
I’m curious as to what you are watering, and where you are located. Your needs sound much different than mine.
Here in the SW USA. I have different needs between the seasons, and the changes are necessary for the interval between watering and to a lesser degree, the valve run-time. In the summer, I need to water citrus trees about every 7 days. In the winter once every 30 days is adequate. During the Spring/Fall the needs are in between. I have other types of vegetation with different seasonal requirements. For others, I’ll probably just change the watering interval
Thanks to the huge number of programs that OpenSprinkler can handle, I’ll probably just set up multiple programs and then enable/disable them as the season changes.
At the risk of driving Ray nuts with requests, a copy program feature would be nice. As long as I’m at it, the ability to save and restore the programs would be nice too.May 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm #23584
My requirements are on a much smaller scale. Basically my Winter schedule just requires less water at a different time during the day – I hate to burn my grass due to the water freezing.
I too have created multiple programs but I must now just remember to manually switch them over at some point.
IngoMay 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm #23585
If you just want to quickly scale up/down the water time, you can use the ‘Watering Level’ option. It defaults to 100%, but can go anywhere from 0% up to 250%. The watering percentage will be multiplied with the program’s water time, so it’s a quick way to adjust water time globally.
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