I have seen this done. I have a customer with 4 older RB ESP 8 station controllers on a wall (don't ask, I've tried upselling). She does the exact same thing. Her system is on a well, but it comes off the house and the tank. It's not designed where it is turning on the pump directly, through the controller. So with hers, the pump is not operating when the "dead" stations are running. Seems to work for her.
To the OP - how many stations do you have? Could you still utilize the delay, and set up half the stations for one day, and have the other half run the next day? Using the A and B program?