They just finished my new inground gunite pool in March. Everything has been trouble free thanks to this website! My pool currently has full automation via Easytouch 8, Intellichlor IC40, Intelliflo VS, Mastertemp 400.. etc... When the pool was completed, my PB sent over the crew who installed the plumbing and equipment to go over what all the valves do and how to go from Pool to spa, how to clean the pool and basic maintenance. What we never went over was how to heat the pool! I'll admit, I'm a bit of a cheapo, so my plan was to never use the heater to heat the pool. No real need to in my mind, since we live in a Sunny Socal. Unfortunately, I did not appease the weather gods for our first official Pool Party which will be tomorrow. The forecast says it will be 75-80 degrees tomorrow, which normally is perfect weather, but its just a little cold to heat up the pool to my target temp of 85.
So.. my plan was to heat the pool to 85 degrees, from its currently temp of 79. I'm not asking for much, just 6 degrees, but I've kinda waited until the last minute and I'm not sure exactly how to set up the automation to get this done.
For the Spa, all I have to do is set the temp to 100 degrees push the spa button and the valves actuate by themselves, the pump speeds up to high (3450rpm) and the heater fires up!!! When I turn on heat for the pool and set the heat temp to 85, the system also works, but I have to turn on the pump manually (depends on time of day) and the heater fires up. Since I only have my pump set to run at 1750rpm for filtering, the automation uses that speed to heat the pool.
What I need help with is.. How do I setup an AUX button so all I have to do is push one button, for the heater to come on and the speed to automatically go to something higher.. like 2500-3000rpm (is that the right speed to heat?)
At the same time... setting up a second bottom to to use for manually vacuuming the pool would also be helpful. Right now I put the pool into service mode and then turn on the pump from its onboard panel to a preset speed.