Videos to Help You Reset Your Controller

 

More than half the water we use outdoors is wasted.

Resetting your controller is not easy but it is vital to water conservation. You can learn how to set your irrigation controller more accurately by using The Water Calculator on your regional Water-Wise, Water-Smart or California Friendly website.

Reasons to Buy a New Controller

We know how hard the old controllers are to manage. We feel your pain. So we strongly recommend you buy a new one. In the last couple of years the new low cost controllers have been revolutionized in regards to features and ease of use. New features include multiple cycle starts, (which means you can water for a little bit, stop let it soak in, and then it cycles back and waters a little while later rather than watering all at once with most of it running off into the street or off the property) another is a Budget/Season Adjustment button which allows you to make changes to all of your settings with one button rather than painstakingly changing everything when the weather changes. Did we mention they are considerably easier to use! If you are willing to spend more money consider weather based or smart controllers that automatically change settings base on weather patterns. Your purchase will pay for itself in a reduced water bill every month.

Find this logo on the website Click on it and answer some simple questions about your landscape. A custom schedule will then be created for your irrigation controller which you can print out and use.

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Current Water Calculators

 

Chances are you are over-watering:

Setting Your Controller: Videos

Hunter

Pro-C Controller

How to adjust controller to comply with water restrictions

Basic Programming - complete video

Set date and time

Set start time

Set days to water

Setting seasonal adjust

X-Core Controller

How to adjust controller to comply with water restrictions

Basic Programming - complete video

Set date and time

Explanation of Programs

Setting start time

Orbit

Easy Set Logic Timer

Basic Programming

Advanced Programming

Additional Features

Irritrol

Kwik Dial Controller

General setup

Set days to water

Setting seasonal adjust

Rain Dial Controller

Basic Programming

Setting seasonal adjust

Rainbird

Rain Bird SST (Simple to Set Timer)

Basic Programming

Rain Bird ESP-Me Modular Controller

Set days to water

Station Run Times

Watering Start Times

Seasonal Adjust

Rain Bird ESP-RZX Controller

Setting zone watering times, start times and days to water

Seasonal Adjust

Setting zone, watering times, start times and days to water (Spanish)

Seasonal adjustment (Spanish)

Rain Bird ESP-SMTe Weather-based Self-adjusting Smart Controllers

Company videos page

Rain Bird ESP-LX Basic Commercial Modular Controller

English version

Spanish version

Toro

Toro Sprinkler Timer TMC 212

Basic settings

Toro GreenKeeper

Basic settings (English)

Basic settings (Spanish)

EC-XTRA Landscape Timer

Basic Settings

Raindrip

Basic Settings

Lawn Genie

Basic Settings

Melnor

AquaTimer

Basic Settings

Weathermatic

Smartline Controller

Standard Programming