Integrating FloLogic with Irrigation, a Water Softener, or Humidification Which Have Long Flow Times

As a smart System, FloLogic’s settings and available interfaces with devices allow it to distinguish water using appliances from leaks by temporarily placing the System in the Bypass or Override modes. If an irrigation line, pool fill line or water softener supply is upstream/before FloLogic, then FloLogic will ignore the flow to those devices. If they are downstream, the following can be done:

  • Water Softener: Simply install a flow switch on the drain line. When the softener begins its backwash cycle, the flow switch will tell FloLogic to ignore flow during the backwash cycle.
  • Irrigation: Simply install an electronic relay on the irrigation control box. When irrigation calls for water, FloLogic ignores the flow until the irrigation stops calling for water. Yet if a leak occurs in an irrigation line when it’s not supposed to be running, FloLogic will catch it.
  • Pool Fill: For electronic fill valves, install a relay. For float valves, install a flow switch.
  • Humidification: Some humidifiers use a constant flow membrane-style system. For these, a seasonal adjustment in cold months may be necessary. Simply check the real-time flow rate when humidification is fully active to get a baseline flow rate from which to adjust. For example, if humidification is using 4 ounces-per-minute, adjust your drip rate above 4 ounces-per-minute in cold months.