The pool lady left our easy touch enclosure opened prior to it raining and the inside got all wet and blew out the board. The board is turning on relays and valves, but the communication with the pump and the inside panel is not working. So I think the rs485/serial port was damaged.
I have Intelliflo pump, IC40, spa light, pool light, blower, and non-pool fountain all controlled via this system. Solar Heat and Mastertemp 400 heater are also installed.
So, I have a decision to make:
1) Just purchase replacement easy touch board for ~$600. (8 circuit pool/spa shared equipment)
2) Purchase entire new Easytouch 8 kit for ~$1600 and get a spare IC40 and 2 valve actuators, relays, enclosure, etc. Seems like this would be less than the cost of all the components separately. Salt cell is about 3 years old.. Really don't need enclosure or relays, but spares never hurt.
3) Purchase new Intellitouch system w/ wired interior panel to replace easy touch panel. Most expensive option since need to replace inside control panel.
My questions is what do I get with Intellitouch that I don't get with the Easytouch? I know that we had the Easytouch to turn on another Auxs port during the day to ramp up the RPM To run the cleaner, and also had the solar ramp up the pump when it was active.
I've always heard that the Intellitouch has these macros which make it easier to do these things? Is this true? Worth it?
Also -- Is it possible to install an intellitouch personality board into an easytouch enclosure? They seem to be the same, but don't know for sure..