Joe Swett
Hunter Hydrawise
By Published On: February 18th, 2019Comments Off on Save up to 50% on Your Water Bill with Hunter Hydrawise Wi-Fi Irrigation Controller36.9 min read

Just imagine that today we have the technology for your irrigation to be controlled by a Wi-Fi controller, save you money, save on water, and get a perfect lawn by working with the weather reports to supply the exact water your lawn needs to be healthy and beautiful.

Well that technology exists and is here in Tampa Bay right now! Hunter’s residential controllers offer simple to advanced automatic watering with an abundance of user-friendly features. Most Hunter controllers can be upgraded to “smart controllers” by adding sensors. Look for a local Hunter Preferred Contractor.

Hunter Hydrawise

A healthy, beautiful garden needs just the right amount of water to thrive. Hydrawise automatically adjusts watering based on highly accurate, internet-sourced local weather data. The system looks at the forecast and past history to ensure that just the right amount of irrigation is applied. This is accomplished via advanced Predictive Watering, which fine-tunes watering based on the weather data. This leads to significant water savings from your sprinkler system, saving you both time and money. Save up to 50% water with Predictive Watering™. Here is a video about the Hydrawise.


There are a lot of amazing features that make this system excess. Here is a description from Hunter on the Hydrawise system.

Smart Controller

WI-FI Enabled

Control and monitor your sprinkler system from anywhere in the world using your web browser or the Hydrawise iPhone and Android apps.


Easy setup and installation with Hydrawise Ready controllers. The graphical touchscreen interface makes programming without Wi-Fi connectivity a breeze. Install and program within minutes with this controller. 

Intuitive Interface

Irrigation programs have long confused many people. Hydrawise software makes understanding a watering schedule easy, even for a novice. It also allows for advanced scheduling to meet the needs of almost any landscape requirement.

Professional Hardware

Hydrawise Ready controller supports flow meters, rain sensors, master valves, and even lighting programs. This is perfect for replacing an old sprinkler or installing a new one.

Weather Adjustments

Predictive Watering uses local weather data to fine-tune your irrigation system to water only when necessary.

*See how much you could save with the Hydrawise water-saving calculator.

Smart Watering

Smart Watering is an automated watering schedule that uses information about environmental conditions to ensure your plants get the optimum amount of water. The controller will vary your watering frequency based on actual evaporation and rainfall in your area on a day-to-day basis. Learn more

Time-Based Watering

Time-based Predictive Watering offers you the benefit of weather data by adjusting the length of watering without adjusting frequency. This feature is great for areas with days of the week water restrictions. Learn more

Weather Stations

Not all internet weather is created equal and Hydrawise uses the most accurate weather stations available. Tapping into the power of weather underground, you can add your own weather station or use the free professionally maintained weather stations.

Professional Water Management

Contractor features to get the most out of your landscape.

Manage From Anywhere

Hydrawise software provides quick access from any location. This avoids costly onsite visits and allows you to make schedule changes remotely.

Contractor Dashboard

Once logged in, the contractor dashboard allows quick access to view all sites you’re managing including the status, faults and changes of each customer’s controller.

Job Sheets

Instantly send job sheets to your in-field staff and fix issues before they become problems.

Customized Permissions

A homeowner, contractor or whole crew can have access to controllers. Be sure that your controller settings are as you intended. Stop non-authorized users from making changes to the controller without your permission. Learn more.

Irrigation Layouts and Schedules

Save time on the job site by attaching your site plans to the controller. This allows you to quickly locate zone numbers, piping and valves.

Advanced Reporting

Take the mystery out of your sprinkler controller. Gives you a minute-by-minute account of your garden’s water use including water savings.

Calendar View

Let’s you see your schedule in one simple view that’s easy to understand.

Controller Logs

Tells you exactly what your controller has been up to from configuration changes to faulty wiring.

Sprinkler System Tools

Hydrawise does more than schedule water; it monitors your whole sprinkler system.

Flow Monitoring

Monitor the state of the piping system with an optional flow meter. Receive instant alerts on your phone in case of a broken pipe. Troubleshooting is made easy for both you and your clients, which allows for rapid problem-solving and helps prevent property damage.

Detect Faulty Wiring

The Hydrawise 12 station model constantly monitors the electrical current flowing to your solenoid valves. If the current is too high or too low, Hydrawise will alert you and communicate which valve isn’t working properly. This feature provides the opportunity to correct an issue before plant material suffers.

Lighting Programs

For people with landscape lighting, you can now program your lights with Hydrawise by adding a PXSync from Hunter.

Latest Features

Hydrawise keeps getting better. Get regular updates from the Hydrawise development team.

Improved Weather Information and Contractor Tools

We’re happy to announce that we have launched exciting new updates to the industry-leading Hydrawise™ irrigation management platform. The updates are currently live on the web-based version of the Hydrawise software. Updates to the Hydrawise app will be released this week. These enhancements will improve weather information and Contractor Fast Tools (located within the Contractor Portal).

Hydrawise Offers New Tools to Multi-Site Managers, Contractors, and Homeowners

Manual operations help multi-site managers and customers turn on stations quickly, which allows for less downtime waiting for controllers to respond. Hydrawise™ Quick Response is now the fastest responding controller on the market.

Hydrawise uses only the most accurate weather stations available. With this flexible web-based weather system, you can even add your own weather stations or use free professionally maintained weather stations.

Sit back and relax. With Hydrawise, everything you need is in the palm of your hand. Remote access allows you to view, manage, and monitor your irrigation controller from your phone, tablet, or computer at your convenience.

Take the mystery out of your sprinkler timer. With Hydrawise reporting, you can see how much water you’ve used and how much water you’ve saved.

Know Instantly if You Have a Problem

Monitor your water use and the state of your piping system with the optional flow meter. Receive automatic alerts when a pipe is broken or leak has occurred before it becomes a problem.
Source: Hunter Hydrawise

Hunter Preferred Contractor

In Tampa Bay, your local Hunter Preferred Contractor is Sunrise Irrigation & Sprinklers and we look forward to helping you with your irrigation and sprinkler system.

Looking for a top irrigation and sprinkler company in Tampa Bay? Sunrise Irrigation & Sprinklers is honored by the feedback they receive from their customers, peers, and business rating systems. They also go the extra mile to partner with the best vendors and trade organizations for knowledge and support.

At Sunrise Irrigation & Sprinklers, we know sprinkler installation and repair, landscape lighting and all-natural mosquito control and more. Our highly qualified, fully licensed and insured specialists have been beautifying residential and commercial landscapes in Palm Harbor and the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years. As an established, family-owned irrigation management business, we believe that keeping Florida homes and businesses looking their best begins with a healthy lawn. Give us a call at 727-772-3819 or schedule an initial consultation to discuss how we can help your lawn become lusher, greener, and healthier.


About the Author: Joe Swett

Former U.S. Coast Guard and Tampa-native Joseph Swett is the owner of Sunrise Irrigation, a Palm Harbor-based company that has been providing sprinkler and irrigation services in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, for more than 20 years. A RainBird-trained landscape specialist, Mr. Swett is dedicated to helping Florida homes and businesses implement effective irrigation technologies and transition towards smart water conservation. In his spare time, Joe sponsors and plays in two men’s softball leagues, but also enjoys surfing and going fishing with his family.


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