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    Question Pentair SunTouch Setup

    I am a newbie at this so...

    I have a newly completed pool with a Pentair SunTouch controller. I have a completely separate filtration pump and system, not connected to or used for my solar heating setup. The solar panel heating system has it's own dedicated pump.

    I understand that the SunTouch will activate the actuator(s) for the solar heating based on temperature settings I determine. Can it also directly control the pump on/off cycle for the solar heating based on the same schedule? Any additional hardware need or can the solar heating pump connect directly to the SunTouch "Pool" or "aux"?

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    Re: Pentair SunTouch Setup

    Are you asking to run filter system at the same time as the heating system?

    A picture of your pad showing the whole pad would be great.
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    Question Re: Pentair SunTouch Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by gwegan View Post
    Are you asking to run filter system at the same time as the heating system?

    A picture of your pad showing the whole pad would be great.
    The filter/circulation/salt system is independent from the SunTouch system, including having it's own dedicated pump. Only the solar heating system is tied to the SunTouch.

    I want the SunTouch system to activate the solar valve system (which it is doing now) and control the the separate pump that the solar heating system uses, which is now running off a separate timer. Do I need an additional relay? How would this be set up?

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    Re: Pentair SunTouch Setup

    I don't think that the Suntouch will turn the pump on, only open the valve and adjust the speed if it is a variable speed pump. Our Solartouch will change my variable speed pump from speed 1 (1100rpm) to speed 2 (1950rpm) when solar heat is available.
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    Re: Pentair SunTouch Setup

    I have my pump hooked up to the Aux 1 relay and the solar valve hooked up normal and it turns on when the solar temp is above my set temperature. I can also run it manually any time I need by pressing the Aux button. The menu system is confusing to say the least and the manual is worse.

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