The rachio platform allows you to control your Rachio irrigation system.

There is currently support for the following device types within Home Assistant:

They will be automatically added if the Rachio integration integration is loaded.

Getting your Rachio API Key

  1. Log in at https://app.rach.io/.
  2. Click the “Account Settings” menu item at the bottom of the left sidebar
  3. Click “Get API Key”
  4. Copy the API key from the dialog that opens.


To add Rachio go to Configuration >> Integrations in the UI, click the button with + sign and from the list of integrations select Rachio.

Alternatively, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  api_key: YOUR_API_KEY

Configuration Variables


The API key for the Rachio account.

manual_run_minsinteger(Optional, default: 10)

For how long, in minutes, to turn on a station when the switch is enabled.

Water-saving suggestion:
Set manual_run_mins to a high maximum failsafe value when using scripts to control zones. If something goes wrong with your script, Home Assistant, or you hit the Rachio API rate limit of 1700 calls per day, the controller will still turn off the zone after this amount of time.


If you would like to see and control more detailed zone information, create an iFrame that renders the Rachio web app.

    title: Rachio
    url: "https://app.rach.io"
    icon: mdi:water-pump


The rachio switch platform allows you to toggle zones and schedules connected to your Rachio irrigation system on and off.

Once configured, a switch will be added for every zone that is enabled on every controller in the account provided and a switch to start or stop every schedule on a controller. There will also be a switch to toggle each controller’s standby mode, as well as to activate a 24 hour rain delay on the device.


In this section, you find some real-life examples of how to use this switch.

groups.yaml example

  name: Irrigation
  icon: mdi:water-pump
  view: true
  - group.zones_front
  - group.zones_back
  - switch.side_yard
  - switch.every_day_6am

  name: Front Yard
  view: false
  - switch.front_bushes
  - switch.front_yard

  name: Back Yard
  view: false
  - switch.back_garden
  - switch.back_porch