Automate your watering and simplify your life with the new Melnor Raincloud Smart Watering System. This system allows you to get the benefits of the advanced scheduling available with inground, professionally installed irrigation systems without the extreme costs or mess of digging up your yard for installation. Instead, Raincloud allows you to simply connect up to 4 garden hoses (expandable to 8 with the addition of a second Faucet Valve Unit) and connect to the watering device of your choice. No more trying to program your watering timer on a small, hard to read LCD screen like used on traditional watering timers, instead setup and scheduling is easy and all done on your smart phone or tablet using the free Raincloud App or even using your computer on the Raincloud website. Scheduling Raincloud can be as simple as setting to watering once per day every day with each watering zone, to scheduling each zone to water up to 6 times per day for different amounts of time on different days of the week. You decide how simple or complex you want to set your watering schedule to be for the ultimate in scheduling flexibility. You can even fully automate the system with the addition of the Melnor AquaSentry Moisture Sensor. This amazing device senses the moisture level in your soil and only allows the Raincloud to water when the soil is dry. If the soil is already wet enough, it tells Raincloud to skip the watering cycle which saves water and is better for your plants.
Control your watering from anywhere you have internet access with a smart phone, tablet or computer
Setup is a breeze with a simple plug and play connection to your router and an app that makes scheduling easy and fun
Water up to 4 different areas or zones with 1 faucet, all with independent watering schedules with up to 6 cycles throughout the day
Save water and fully automate with the addition of the aquasentry moisture sensor which detects soil moisture and controls watering automatically
No need to dig up your yard for an inground system: raincloud works with standard garden hoses, drip systems, soaker hoses and all types of sprinklers
Computer Software Compatible,Drip and Soaker Hose Compatible
Digital Display,Electronic,Expandable,Hose-End Timer,Manual Bypass
No Additional Items Included
Maximum Cycle Time (min.)
Number of Cycles
Number of Zones
Product Weight (lb.)
Odd/Even Day Program,Programmable
Warranty / Certifications
Limited 7 Years Manufacturer Warranty
Questions & Answers
Will this timer work without connecting to the Melnor website but only the home wifi?
Asked by John May 24, 2020
yes, you control it through the app. if your timer is connected to wifi all you need is the app on your phone.
Can you have two controllers one one wifi system at one location/house on two different hose bibs...
Asked by BobA September 3, 2018
Yes. I have two systems. One front yard, one Back Yard. You can have up to two system on one email account.
Raincloud web site down?
Asked by elseesea July 1, 2018
everything was easy to setup and I thought this unit would solve my watering problems. But after...
Asked by Les May 8, 2018
you may want to extend your wifi closer to where the valve is by using some like GOogle wifi or something similar
What's going on with the Melnor Raincloud website and APP. I can not access the websit - it keeps...
Asked by Raincloud May 21, 2017
Like everybody else, this thing does not stay connected. And what rocket scientist made it so that if that happens you can't go and set it manually? The product is horrible. Get rid of it and find something else and you'll never look back.
What are valve default positions if battery dies or WiFi loss
Asked by Ed May 16, 2017
The valves only open under power.
Can this controller be programmed in 1/2 minute increments?
Asked by Greg May 15, 2017
No. One minute increments. Not sure why you would want less that one minute.
I'm in my second season of using this. It was easy to set up, runs flawlessly.
I dried out my product and sealed it in a zip-lock bag for the winter. Stored in a freeze proof area. New batteries and I was back in business.
Zone 4 is for my misters. Really great turning them on while I'm outside.
Con: 4 hour minimum repeat. Not a huge deal, but I use zone 4 for misters and would rather run them hourly. I live in the desert and the Plumeria and other tropical plants love it.
The control unit wouldn't connect to the valve unit at first. It was frustrating. Wrote an email to the company with proof of purchase and serial numbers and they sent a replacement unit. It connected right away and has worked flawlessly ever since.
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easy to set it up. easy to download the app. I felt very comfortable accessing anywhere. Once I could not able to connect to their website because it was under update. I plan to buy another one, I was looking for either 2 or 3 connection not 4 though.
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Response from MelnorJuly 7, 2020
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IT is a good system, but it could be better. I have two of these running 8 hoses for my front and back yard. The only area of improvement that I would recommend is that when either of the two control units lose contact with the wireless, it automatically reconnects on its own. The current system you have to insert a white pin and reset in inside box. If you are not home for a vacaton, you can be without water for however you are away. It just shuts off and does not attempt to reconnect on its own.
But I still like the unit, and when it is working it works well. Great application on your phone to control the system. So good, but could be better.
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Response from MelnorJuly 15, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We value the voices of our customers and are always seeking opportunities for improvement.