Pacific Landscape Management is now a Premier Partner with Weathermatic and is offering their SmartLink Weather Based Control as a subscription, eliminating the upfront capital cost.
As weather Based Irrigation technology continues to develop, we have made the strategic decision to now promote the Weathermatic SmartLink Weather system as our preferred technology. Weathermatic has developed a Premier Partnership Program which we have signed up for and this allows us to offer their technology with no up-front capital cost. As with many technologies today, their innovative new program is "Subscription-Based" and comes with the hardware with no upfront capital cost. This now makes conversion to weather-based control, which we have been promoting for a decade, now a NO-BRAINER.
For the past decade, we have been promoting Rainbird's Weather-Based control, originally with ET Manager, and then for the past several years with IQ. We will continue to support the Rainbird systems we have installed but have evaluated and made the strategic decision to move to the Weathermatic Smartlink system going forward. Previously, conversion to Weather Based control came with a $2,000-$3,000 per controller capital cost for the hardware, then a $20 per month communication fee. Weathermatic is offering the upgrade to their hardware included in their monthly fee which ranges from only $40-$50 per month. And for this fee, they guarantee lifetime warranty and hardware upgrades as long as the service is maintained.
For a small increase in the monthly fee, you will never have to replace your irrigation controller technology. NEVER!