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Thread: Pentair EasyTouch 4P vs PL4

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    Pentair EasyTouch 4P vs PL4

    I’ve been looking into an EasyTouch system, focusing on the 4P, but just noticed that Pentair has another newish EasyTouch line -- the PL4 (and PS4 for pool+spa):
    http://www.pentairpool.com/products/...systems-49.htm
    http://www.pentairpool.com/products/...ystems-473.htm

    From what I can see, the main difference is the PL4 doesn’t have a built-in load center/breaker slots or the optional built-in IntelliChlor power supply; it does have a bundle that includes the ScreenLogic wireless interface that can be purchased separately for the 4P.

    From a quick search on pricing, these seem to be equivalent in cost and functionality:

    4PSC-IC40 (520593) + ScreenLogic wireless (522104) = ~$1500
    PL4 (522353) + IC40 cell (520555) + IC power supply(520556) = ~$1500

    The cost advantage comes if I decide to go with a Stenner pump now but later end up installing an SWCG.

    The only disadvantage I can see to the PL4 setup is having 3 boxes on the wall (EasyTouch, load center, SWCG supply) instead of 1, with the resulting conduit between them. Any other differences that I’m missing? Do they otherwise have the same control capabilities?
    21000gal IG plaster, Sacramento CA area (late 1950s/early 60s)
    Filter: Cartridge, Pentair CCP420 (2014)
    Main pump: Pentair IntelliFlo VS (2015)
    Boost pump: 3/4hp (2011), Polaris 280 cleaner (unknown age)

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    Re: Pentair EasyTouch 4P vs PL4

    I know nothing about the PL products, but I did take a quick look at their brochure and they look like they have way less capabilities than the Standard EasyTouch.

    As an example.. The EasyTouch can control 2 Intelliflo pumps, the PL series 1 pump. The EasyTouch can have 12 schedules, with the PL only 4. The EasyTouch has 8 feature circuits while the PL has 2. The PL seems to have only 4 speeds.. I'm not sure how many speeds the EasyTouch has, but I have yet to run out.

    I only skimmed the brochure, but at this point I can't see anyone that would benefit buying the PL instead of the standard EasyTouch. You can buy an EasyTouch 8 with an IC60 plus valves for $1,800 from Sunplay.

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Calder Spa.

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    Re: Pentair EasyTouch 4P vs PL4

    I would avoid the Easytouch Lite just to keep the clutter off the wall. The cabinet is the same size as a standard Easytouch and it is a ton of wasted space.
    25K aggregate IG, Intellipro, FNS48, Polaris 360, PG2000 fiber optic light source

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    Re: Pentair EasyTouch 4P vs PL4

    EasyTouch PL4/PSL4 Control Systems Model Part Numbers

    522352 PL4 - Single Body / Base System (no Indoor Control Panel, no actuators)
    522353 PL4 - Single Body / ScreenLogic® Bundle (no Indoor Control Panel, no actuators)
    522354 PSL4 - Pool/Spa / Base System (no Indoor Control Panel, two actuators)
    522355 PSL4 - Pool/Spa / ScreenLogic® Bundle (no Indoor Control Panel, two actuators)





    EasyTouch Control System Model Part Numbers

    EASYTOUCH CONTROL SYSTEMS WITHOUT INTELLICHLOR TRANSFORMER BUILT-IN
    520591 EasyTouch 4P - Single Body (base system - no ICP, no actuators)
    520703 EasyTouch 8P - Single Body (base system - no ICP, no actuators)
    520538 EasyTouch 4 - Pool/Spa (base system - no ICP, 2 actuators)
    520540 EasyTouch 8 - Pool/Spa (base system - no ICP, 2 actuators)


    EASYTOUCH CONTROL SYSTEMS WITH INTELLICHLOR TRANSFORMER AND INTELLICHLOR CELL
    520592 EasyTouch 4PSC-IC20 - Single Body (includes SCG integration & IC20 cell)
    520593 EasyTouch 4PSC-IC40 - Single Body (includes SCG integration & IC40 cell)
    520704 EasyTouch 8PSC-IC20 - Single Body (includes SCG integration & IC20 cell)
    520705 EasyTouch 8PSC-IC40 - Single Body (includes SCG integration & IC40 cell)
    520542 EasyTouch 4SC-IC20 - Pool/Spa (includes SCG integration & IC20 cell, 2 actuators)
    520543 EasyTouch 4SC-IC40 - Pool/Spa (includes SCG integration & IC40 cell, 2 actuators)
    520544 EasyTouch 8SC-IC20 - Pool/Spa (includes SCG integration & IC20 cell, 2 actuators)
    520545 EasyTouch 8SC-IC40 - Pool/Spa (includes SCG integration & IC40 cell, 2 actuators)
    521150 EasyTouch 8SC-IC60 - Pool/Spa (includes SCG integration & IC60 cell, 2 actuators)


    CANADIAN EASYTOUCH SYSTEMS
    520914 EasyTouch 4P-C - Single Body (salt ready system, cell must be ordered separately)
    520915 EasyTouch 8-C - Pool/Spa (salt ready system, cell must be ordered separately)
    520911 ntelliChlor SCG IC20 cell for Canada
    520912 IntelliChlor SCG IC40 cell for Canada
    [Pool: 1976 build, 17K, IG, Gunite+Plaster,Kidney,IntelliFlo VSF, hayward DE filter, Polaris 380 sweep,Polaris booster 1.5HP][Misc: 5 FAFCO solar thermal heaters,Compool LX220 Controller,waterfall Hayward 0.75HP - EasyTouch 4 to be done next][Spa: 250 gallons, Not connected to pool, SmartTouch AC1000 controls, a two-speed pump] [Home: grid-tied photovoltaics]

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