This year looking to add a SWG but am now looking to jump to one of the integrated SWG/Automation systems for the minimal price difference and the potential added convenience. These systems are way overkill for my simple pool.
I don't have a load center/subpanel on my pad and it won't be easy to wire for one. The pool has dedicated branch circuits from the main panel. 220V for the Pump and a separate 120V for the one light. Currently at the pad is a main disconnect for the 220V which feeds a timer then to the pump. The 120V circuit feeds through a wall switch inside the house then to the pool light. I "think" it would be very difficult to pull a neutral to convert the existing 220V circuit at the pad into a true subpanel.
Here is my question.
If my needs are simple any reason I can't just bypass the loadcenter function and wire my dedicated branch circuits directly to the automation system to enjoy the relay controls (with remote control) and also feed the SWG? I understand I would be prohibiting future expansion a subpanel allows.
My needs are simple. Have a 2 speed pump to control on a schedule and a single pool light which could but wouldn't need to go through the system. I could simply go with a standalone SWG but I would really like to be able to control the pump schedule via a smartphone or similar which points to the automation system.
I was looking at either the Pentair EasyTouch system or the Hayward Aquaplus system. Although it looks like the control panel on the Hayward system may only work with a 120V input?
Any thoughts or help greatly appreciated.