Just starting to renovate our rectangular 17.5k gal. pool. Already has Pentair Intellifo pump and AquaRite SWG. Had solar but removed for PV panels, but will eventually get solar back.
I'm considering LED lights, solar, automated valves, poolsafe cover (already installed, but not automated). I understand Hayward and Pentair don't speak the same language, but is there a system, similar to easytouch, that will monitor and unite the different pool functions, with expandability to add the other items, such as:
1. control solar for constant pool temp,
2. actuate valves between spa and pool;
3. Monitor SWG;
4. Remote lighting,
5. Open/Close pool cover?
the pool is relatively small, and automation is not essential, but I'm trying to plan ahead once I get everything "dialed in". Budget is a concern, so if its too expensive, it probably won't make sense, but I don't even have a clue at this point. Buddy has an easy touch system and its nice, but if its over a couple grand for the system, probably won't be worth it to me.
Thanx for any advice (including "don't bother, you're too cheap )