How to Run Multiple Cycles per Day (Soak Cycles)

The Soak Cycle Settings are accessed on the zone details screen from the “Set Up Zones” menu. Selecting the Settings button will bring up the user interface.

From this screen, Soak Cycles are turned on (per zone) and the total scheduled watering time will be divided by the number of cycles selected, between 2 and 5. An additional setting allows you to set the time interval between soak cycles. Selections for this parameter are 30 mins, 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours.

In the example shown, Blossom smart watering calculates the zone to run for 15 minutes total. Here, the soak cycle feature is enabled to run 3 cycles at 5 minutes each. The minimum time between cycles is also set for 2 hours, so after the first soak cycle runs, it will automatically resume again after 2 hours and run for another 5 minutes. Blossom will run the 3rd cycle after the 2 hour interval passes to complete all soak cycles.