We are getting ready to have a 16 x 32 pool with raised 8' round spa. Being something of a "do it yourselfer" I am considering having them build the pool and spa with filter, pump and valving and adding/installing the heater, water feature and automation system myself. Does anyone have experience installing an automation system themselves. Our last pool had a Jandy RS8 push button panel system. Worked good and I am looking at something like that. Also, I see a lot about a VS pump. Other than being able to run it on low for circulation what are the other benefits? It seems like a 2 speed might do the same and you don't have to have some sort of controller. Are the pool controlers (Jandy RS8 or sim) able to control a VS pump and speeds? Do they (the VS pump) require a relay? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!