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Old 12-04-2009, 10:32 AM
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texasgrassguy,

2 yrs. ago i was at a goldline siminar in sacramento, ca. for teh. support. at that time a few of the service companies were working with a "central service management, wireless controller." in a nutshell they had a computer link with the controller and were able to monitor the water chemistry from the office, it was a way for the service company to adjust the salt generator/chlorine/bromine levels without sending a tech to the site.
even with this tehnology they still had to show up once a week to clean the skimmer baskets and give the pool the human once over. i don't see any controller ever replacing the walkthrough needed to visualy inspect an irrigation system or swimming pool
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:37 AM
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i don't see any controller ever replacing the walkthrough needed to visually inspect an irrigation system or swimming pool
Ditto that; spelling correction n/c.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:06 AM
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Ditto that; spelling correction n/c.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:26 AM
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I agree that moisture meters make more sense in a perfect world but without having a separate sensor on every zone (and properly laid out for sun/shade, etc), how could it be as effective as ET? ET is not the silver bullet but I believe it puts us much closer in our goal of proper application rates.
Good point on the per hydrozone SMS, which in an ideal world is the best way to go. That said, using 1-2 SMS's and making adjustments based on hydrozone requirements is no different in practice than any ET controller.
If you don't have the ability/money to use a SMS per hydrozone, then the best option IMO is a mixed approach, SMS with ET calculations. This does not necessarily mean you need to use a ET based controller in order to do this.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:31 AM
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texasgrassguy,

2 yrs. ago i was at a goldline siminar in sacramento, ca. for teh. support. at that time a few of the service companies were working with a "central service management, wireless controller." in a nutshell they had a computer link with the controller and were able to monitor the water chemistry from the office, it was a way for the service company to adjust the salt generator/chlorine/bromine levels without sending a tech to the site.
even with this tehnology they still had to show up once a week to clean the skimmer baskets and give the pool the human once over. i don't see any controller ever replacing the walkthrough needed to visualy inspect an irrigation system or swimming pool
Hmmm, yes, there is no real way to completely automate a mechanical system is there?
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:14 PM
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Hmmm, yes, there is no real way to completely automate a mechanical system is there?
i sense the wheels turning in your highly educated noodle, maybe there is?
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:58 PM
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Hmmm, yes, there is no real way to completely automate a mechanical system is there?
Humans will figure out a way to do it. And then the mechanical system will figure out a way to undo it.

Ummm, I think I posted this in the irrigation forum instead of the OMigation forum.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:23 PM
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i sense the wheels turning in your highly educated noodle, maybe there is?
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:29 PM
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nice rack that robot has....does it have a sister?

Last edited by 1idejim; 12-04-2009 at 09:32 PM. Reason: nights are getting colder
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:11 PM
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nice rack that robot has....does it have a sister?
As many as you want. One for each side?
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