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Thread: Pentair Easy Touch Controller - Very Confused

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    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Conroe, TX

    Pentair Easy Touch Controller - Very Confused

    Hi all,

    First time pool owner here. Just purchased a relatively new home with a relatively new pool in N.Houston, TX. The system is controlled by a Pentair Easy Touch (P4EASYTOUCH denoted on label on back of controller).

    I've gotten very little training on the pool other than what my service tech provided. When I pick up the controller, the display screen is blank.

    The only button that brings the controller to "life" is the MENU button.

    1) First press of the menu button, the screen displays "NO ADDRESS" with an option to select either "ADDRESS" or "ABORT".
    2) I then have to press the SELECT button on ADDRESS and the screen displays "ADDRESS LOCK - SEARCHING....."
    3) I then have to press the MENU button again for the controller to return to what I call the "HOME" screen where it shows me the mode it is in, the pool temp and heater setpoint, Air Temp, and Day/Time/Battery status.

    My question is this....WHY? Why does the controller require 3-4 button presses to get to the home screen? Is something set wrong on my system or controller such that I have to do this each and everytime I want to handle the controller?

    This is also not user-friendly if I want my wife and kid to learn to use the controller.

    Please, I welcome any help this forum can suggest.


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    4knights's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    NE Kansas

    Re: Pentair Easy Touch Controller - Very Confused

    I don't have the wireless controller for my setup but here is a link to the manual that may help you. All Pentair manuals are available online. ... ems-49.htm
    Ron- Kansas. IG fiberglass, Riviera 30 Freeform 13600 gallons,
    EasyTouch 4 w/IC20 SWCG, Pentair Whisperflo 1hp, 2 speed 220 pump, Hayward ProGrid 4820 DE filter using Eco Klean instead of DE, 2 Savi Melody 12v 5 color LEDs, Raypack 266k btu millivolt heater, Arctic Armour Mesh custom safety cover (Total self Install) TF-100 test kit w/Magic stir.

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Pentair Easy Touch Controller - Very Confused

    You need to setup the remote to work with your specific main unit. The setup procedure for the remote is described on page 66 of this document.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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