- Gunite pool with sand filter, VS-3050 pump, & IC-20
Separate gunite spa with separate sand filter, separate VS-3050, & chlorine feeder
No spillway between pool & spa. Two independent plumbing systems.
Autocover for pool
MasterTemp heater for spa only. Pool is not heated.
Pool/spa is 2 years old. Live in southern Missouri. When we built, we wanted 1) autocover for spa & 2) ability to run/heat spa in winter.
Problems we are having:
- Dealing with 2 separate water chemistries is a pain.
Although my knowledge is limited, Easytouch does not seem to be designed for our current scenario. Currently spa is hooked into Easytouch Filter relay. Pool is hooked into Aux1. Largest problem with this scenario is that IC-20 will only run when spa pump is running. Ideally, would like to run spa pump for a shorter duration than pool pump; however, this is currently not possible as IC-20 only produces chlorine when spa pump is running.
Having 2 separate chlorination methods is not ideal
Short term question:
To fix issue with IC-20 only working when Spa pump is running, Pentair suggested that Pool & Spa relays be switched in Easytouch. However, I don't think I explained the entire scenario well enough with Pentair. If above switch is made so that pool is wired into filter relay and spa wired into Aux1, will spa heater only work when pool pump is running?
Long term question:
Any possible way to mix pool & spa circulation without a spillway? Can this possibly be done in pool control room with valves? Or is there always going to be a problem with spa either dropping water or overfilling?
Thanks in advance for the help.