Reece Irrigation have launched Skydrop, the very latest in intelligent, smart controlled watering systems. Using intuitive, cutting edge technology, Skydrop will save you money on your water bill by cutting your water usage by 50 per cent, while keeping your lawn and garden in top condition.Skydrop operates via WiFi and allows you to easily set up zones and manage sprinklers from a computer or smartphone. Using the intuitive, smart watering system you can control up to sixteen zones at any one time, with settings for soil type, plant type and sprinkler type, plus shade, slope angle and more.
“It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the choice of irrigation products available on the market. Our team at Reece is experienced in selecting the best, most effective irrigation systems out there and Skydrop really does represent the very latest in smart, intuitive, water-wise watering technology,” said Reece Irrigation Business Manager, Rob Nadebaum.
The system allows you to customise your watering settings by zone, adjusting watering frequency and duration to respond to each zone’s specific conditions. Real-time data, drawn directly from up to 2000 weather stations across Australia, helps to intelligently forecast exactly when to water.
Expertly developed to do the complex calculations for you, Skydrop’s watering algorithms (patent pending) use zone settings and weather data to determine which zones should be watered, and when. And, by watering each zone separately and only when required, the system ensures your water use is significantly reduced.
“Skydrop is ideal for those areas in Australia where there are water restrictions in place, so you can simply enter what days and times you’re allowed to water and Skydrop will adjust your water schedule automatically,” said Mr Nadebaum.
Skydrop has been launched in conjunction with Smart Irrigation Month, a Reece initiative that encourages better outdoor water use in Australia.
Everyone can do their part to save water by following four simple tips.
- Watering first thing in the morning and in the evening will reduce water loss from evaporation.
- Avoid watering your garden on windy days as you’ll also lose water to evaporation.
- Fix dripping taps and leaking sprinklers immediately to save thousands of litres of water wasted every year.
- Set mower blades one notch higher as longer grass equals less evaporation.
For more information on Skydrop, visit your nearest Reece Irrigation store or head online.