Hello, this is my first post but I have been reading for the last couple of weeks and have leaned quite a bit but am still confused as to whether I should install a pool automation system and what benefits it has.
My situation is that I have had a new inground pool built - no spa - but still using the old equipment, which consist of a pump, filter and heater. The pump is on a mechanical timer. The heater is connected to my home automation system with a simple on / off relay that does not measure temperature. I was planning on adding a water temperature gauge so I could have that info as well. I am thinking of adding a SWCG and have begun to wonder whether an automation system makes sense.
This is a summer home so the pool is maintained by a pool maintanance company that cleans it and deals with the chemicals so I am not sure I need something that automates the chemicals process.
So, my question is whether an automation system would be a good idea to add when i add the SWCG. Practically speaking the only thing I really want to control is the pool temperature.
Any views would be appreciated. Thx!!