I have a Jandy PDA-P8 system to control my pool. There are a few things I would like to do but cannot figure out. I am not sure if this is just not possible or the way my PB has it setup.
1. I would like to be able to turn on/off things from my panel at the pool equipment. For example I forgot my PDA remote in the house and I just want to turn off the polaris so I can clean out the bag. Or say I want to turn my LED lights back on to the same settings as they were before. Right now the only button on my panel that works is the one to put my entire system in timeout or service mode. If I press any button under the numbers then nothing happens. Plus I can't change the percentage of my SWG from the panel either. I press up/down arrows and nothing happens. My back door is a flight of stairs above the pool and when I forget I just want to walk over to the pad and turn things on/off but it appears those buttons are locked out?
2. Is there any way to get the PDA to boot faster? It is SO SLOW. Last night I timed it and it seemed to be longer than normal and took around 2 minutes until the system was usable. PLUS if it is displaying the status on the screen it won't let me change equipment. Can I turn off status or other things to make it more responsive? Yes I am impatient but this is the 21st century and things should be more responsive than this PDA remote is.
3. On another note... How water resistant is the PDA. It appears to be made out of materials that can get wet. My PB said don't even get it wet and it is $500 to replace. I have honored that but it seems to me a remote for hanging out by the pool should at least be able to handle some water dunking. I keep the thing 30' away from the pool when my kids are outside because I don't want an accident.