So I finally broke down and ordered an EasyTouch system, the 8PSC plus IC60 SWCG. Our pool system is relatively simple at the moment:
IntelliFlo 10118 - main filter pump
2HP WhisperFlo - Waterfall pump
cleaner suction line with Zodiac MX8
Pentair Minimax 400 NG heater
Pentair IntelliBright 12V lights in pool and spa run from Intermatic pool transformer
I eventually plan to install a solar heater on the roof of the pool house. I might also like to install a spa blower on the venturi air line that exists at the pool equipment pad.
For plumbing, there is a vacuum manifold that selects between skimmer and spa drain, and a return manifold that selects between pool and spa returns. So, two main 3-way Jandy valves that control the spa vs. pool modes. The suction manifold also has a 3-way Jandy valve that controls the suction from the skimmer vs. the cleaner line.
My plan is to install the two actuators that come with the EasyTouch kit on the suction and return 3-way valves, and at some point, to purchase an additional actuator to control the cleaner line. The IC60 will be plumbed in right before the return manifold. The water temp sensor will be plumbed in the line between the filter and heater input, with air-temp sensor mounted on the shaded back wall of the pool house. The IntelliFlo will be connected via the comm. port, as will the wired remote control and (eventually) the ScreenLogic 2. The WhisperFlo (single speed for now) will be connected to one of the 220V relays (Aux 1?). The 12V Intermatic pool light transformer hooked into the two IntelliBrites will be connected to the Aux 2 relay. The MiniMax will be connected from its contoller board to the heater terminals. The 8 function wired remote will initially be run with CAT5e from the pool house, but eventually be run in existing conduit to the main house over CAT5e.
Any problems with this installation plan? BTW, I already have a sub-panel feeding the pool equipment and pool house. I was planning on running the EasyTouch with a dedicated 120V/15A line and not using its breaker panel (GFCI breakers for the pumps and heater are already mounted in the main sub-panel), and cable runs to the equipment via flex conduit from the sub-panel. In this manner, the EasyTouch will really just act as a controller.
Also, I would imagine that I should not connect up the IntelliChlor until I have salt in there. I've just ordered the TF100 kit with the Taylor saltwater kit. Once I have that, I should be able to determine my existing salt level prior to going down to buy a huge number of bags of pool salt. Currently, the water is very clean but with a rather high level of chlorine due to some recent problems with yellow algae spotting on the walls.
Any tips and recommendations appreciated. I want to do this correctly from the start and not have to redo things down the road. I'll take a pic of the equipment/pad and upload this shortly.