I've been reading discussions here on the SWG and doing some comparisons of features and am leaning towards either the AutoPilot Dig-42 or the AquaRite 40k gal for my 19x42ish oval inground pool. I'm torn between the two - they both sound like good solid performers - but the AutoPilot is about 20% more than the Hayward I believe. The AutoPilot has some nice features, and that's the one I'm leaning towards, just need to justify the price difference I guess. In general, the added features aren't a necessity - but would be nice in situations where we may have someone else taking care of the pool or whatnot. I also would like being able to tie it to my pump/filter and run certain times vs 24/7 as I did last year. Thought I'd check with people who have either unit. Usually on boards like this, you see a specific product come up when there's a problem and not so much when everything is working as it should until someone asks.
So, I'm asking.
What you got and how do you like it? Reliable? Easy to use? Worth the money?