We are getting close to signing a contract to have a pool and attached spa built for us. We are still undecided about whether or not to have automation for the pool/spa/swcg operation installed when the pool is built. My main concerns are reliability of the systems. Florida is a hostile place for electronics that don't live in an air-conditioned environment and these panels all seem to be mounted outside, near the pool equipment. None of our friends who have pools have any kind of automation but most of them say it would make the pool/spa more enjoyable and some are considering putting it in. I think they are looking at us as potential guinea pigs. What kind of experiences are all of you having with these systems, particularly the Pentair EasyTouch. We have been in this house eight years now and have had no problems with lightning so my main concerns are corrosion from our usual high humidity.
Info about the pool - all equipment Pentair:
approx 600 sq ft, free form with sun shelf and oval spa (12" elevated) with spillway cascading down stacked river rock into pool
approx 19' x 40' dimensions
4' to 6' depth
IntelliFlo VS pump (3 HP)
CC200 Clean & Clear cartridge filter