I'm looking for some suggestions and thoughts for an existing system I have where I have a pump that seems to be on its way out given the increase in noise over the last few months. Currently I have a hayward two speed which is 2HP, and a smaller 1HP pump which is running the spa and waterfall. For reference:
-I have an aqualink RS system. I recently upgraded the firmware board to allow me to install a wifi controller. I believe that is relevant for variable speed pumps.
-Pool is roughly 23k gallons, SWG
-Simple polaris 280 for cleaning.
My question is largely around how my pump selection may be driven by vendor. I need to do a bit more research to make sure everything is properly sized and validate what is being driven by which pump for flow reasons (I have a smart meter and the large pump is like 4X the power of the smaller feature pump). I know Jandy pumps can be interface into the iAqualink, but obviously there are other great brands. My key questions:
-Can other brands integrate with iAqualink
-If not, what is the impact of having a separate controller? Obviously setting up a simple timer is not a big deal, but if for example the cleaner or SWG needs to turn on the pump I'm not sure if just setting similar times is enough to make sure the systems can work together, or if the Jandy controller really needs to be able to control the pump directly for the other features to work properly.