I bought my house last year and it already had the pool installed with an intellitouch i9+3 system and whisperflo pumps from pentair for filtration and water features. I've been thinking about it for a while now and would like to get input from the forums about making a couple upgrades.
First, I've been thinking about buying a new pentair variable speed pump so that I can set it to a lower speed than my current 2HP filtration pump and run it 24 hours. I've seen a couple youtube videos that actually show how much energy this would actually save. But I'm not sure if i want to fork over $900 for a new pump when my current pump works just fine. Also I don't know if i'd need any addon modules for my intellitouch to see and control the new pump properly.
Second, I've been reading about these Liquidators and automatic chemical feeders so I went to look at pentair's intellichem system. Does anybody have any experience with it? Mostly I'm wondering if it actually measures the ph and chlorine (and CYA for desired chlorine level) before it starts pumping chemicals into the pool? are there any systems out there that would do this and integrate with the intellitouch system?
Third, I've been looking for an easy (and affordable) way to control my intellitouch system from my computer. I'd prefer not to run wires outside though.