A new Florida pool owner here that is trying to setup his Pentair Easy Touch Control Panel. Basically what I want to do is to have 2 groups of functionality (Summer / "Winter") with the following functionality details.
- Summer - pulls water from the pool and returns to both the pool and the spa. No heat. Basically so that the pool and spa function as one unit on a single schedule.
- Spa - so that I can have a specific Spa temperature that is warmer than the pool.
- Pool - so that I can set a specific lower temperature independent of the Spa.
To me that makes sense. But I cannot figure out how to setup the schedule/automation so that the valves are in the proper alignment; pool only and spa only. I know where the valve positions need to be, I just cannot get to the control system menu that allows me to set the valve position (if that is even the case). The Pentair Manual does not go into this level of detail. (Or I may be completely missing it!)
Here is a picture of my control panel.
Since the plan is to use the pool year round, I also know that I need to get a solar pool cover in order to prevent heat loss at night. I believe that 8 - 12 mil is suggested and there are more details here, but is there a specific brand that is suggest over others? Are there industry standards for solar covers?
Any suggestions are welcome, since I am new to all of this! Thanks for reading!