Our pool and automation system is 5 seasons old; we are in Illinois. I have had repeated issues with the sense and dispense component as well as the control panel itself. I've lost count of the number of times the "Check System" light was on......Anyway, today it finally bit the dust. We are going to just go ahead and close the pool for the season, however, we'll obviously need a new control panel for next year. I'm not crazy about the Hayward product line due to the issues I've encountered....but, the rest of the system is Hayward. Do I have to stick with Hayward's control systems? Has anyone "jumped ship" to another brand with good results. Can I mix and match or should I consider replacing the entire system? Thanks.