I've got a decent enough intellitouch setup here at my current home, but we are moving in a few months and the new pool is ~20yrs old with no automation at all. I plan to replace the old pump with a new variable speed one, rejuvinate teh solar panels, upgrade the filter, put in a heat pump (the house is all electric except the pool heater), swap in color changing LEDs, and maybe add some landscape lighting.
From what I've seen, my current (and familiar) pentair automation system could handle all of that, but it also seems as if you *have* to pay someone else to do some of the programming. Are there any automation systems out there that can be completely DIY, including firmware upgrades etc?
My current intellitouch system seems very flexible but I can't make significant changes unless I'm willing to pay someone else to program it, but as a programmer/engineer myself I'd really rather not be held hostage to a service company if I can do it myself.