The AQUAvalve5 is a simple but very effective watering device but needs to be treated with care. Keep the AQUAvalve5 and the tray it sits in clean, free of obstructions, soil particles and it will help you water & feed your plants for many years. The AQUAvalve5 is guaranteed for 12 months. The AQUAvalve5 is supplied with all the AutoPot systems. Once connected to the water supply the AQUAvalve5 will control the flow of water to the plants, by simple gravity pressure from a tank or water barrel, no pumps, mains water pressure, electricity or timers are required. Once connected to the tank the AQUAvalve5 will open and allow water to fill the tray, to a pre-set level of 20mm. When the level is reached the AQUAvalve5 will shut off and prevent any further water from entering the tray until all the water has been consumed by the plants.
When all the water has been consumed and the tray is empty the AQUAvalve5 will re-open and allow more water to enter the tray. As the plants grow larger the AQUAvalve5 will open and close more often and will perform in accordance with the plants needs, filling the tray and then allowing it to completely empty before it is re-filled allowing the plants to go through a wet & dry cycle. At AutoPot we call this technology PCI or “Plant Controlled Irrigation”.