Let start by stating this.....I am a stubborn headed person who feels he can do anything with research, so that is why I want to tackle as much of my pool remodel as a DIY. I am not dumb enough to think I can do the replastering, so I will hire that part out.
Where I need some guidance is on the operation/automation. I am considering to add the Easy Touch with Intellichlor as part of the design. I have only a pool (no plans for a spa), but my plan is to run 2 pumps, an Intelliflo VF (skimmer/main drain) and a 1Hp Whisperflo (waterfall). The reasoning for 2 pumps is that I want to run a waterfall that can operate with either pump source. Primary source would be the whisperflo, but as a secondary option being able to use the Intelliflo. So now here are my questions:
As I look at the easy touch system I dont see that it can support the whisperflo and I am guessing that is due to the simple fact that it is a single speed on/off motor. Is there a contactor in the panel that would allow me to start/stop the pump? Being from the electrical world, I can rack my brain to try and figure a work around on this piece if there is a LV input/realy.
Being that I only have one body of water (pool) but will have the waterfall, should i get the pool only model or the pool/spa combo?
Will the easy touch support an accuator on the intelliflo side so I can switch to pool/waterfall/both?
Outside of the these operations, I only need to add the pool light and possibly some lights on the waterfall itself. So that begs the question on the 4 or 8 feature support?
All of my landscape light is controlled through a separate custom built control panel so that does not need to be integrated into the panel.
If I am getting over my head please just tell me. I dont want to overspend on designing a system that is way beyond my needs or just the opposite not do enough and kick myself later.