Pool stats- 12k in-ground gunite, 3 months old; used trichlor until CYA hit 60 then switched to BBB (a few days ago); SunTouch automation; 4x160 pump; separate booster for Legend cleaner. Pool pump programmed for 3 different speeds as follows:
1- pool filtration/ circulation
2- higher speed to supplement booster for cleaning cycle
3- highest speed for running water features (grotto, waterfall, bubbler & slide)
I'm interested in the Pool Pilot. I've read extensively through this forum and have read the installation guide off of the AutoPilot web site but am still a little confused:
- The guide describes hooking up the Pool Pilot for single speed or two speed pump operation, but is there a way for me to hook it up with my particular setup? I've read where others have done so, but not with the exact setup I have. My SunTouch is maxed out and I'm not looking to run the SWG through it, the SWG would be controlled manually. I can't figure out how (or if) it works with 3 pump speeds though. Going into this I figured it didn't matter what the pump speed was since there is a bypass preventing the pressure through the cell from exceeding 20 gpm, but after reading through threads here I'm more confused about it
- Assuming it will work with the above setup, would the Total Control as well? I'm not sure I'd go this route, but I'm thinking about it for PH control. If it works I might get the appopriate controller now and get the acid pump later.
- How big is the acid pump and acid container?
- How much of an existing horizontal pipe run do I need to cut and patch in the Pool Pilot manifold?
Thanks very much!