Hello all! I'm new to the forum but I've spent the last several days lurking through the pages to learn as much as I can about the Aqualink systems. In the past week, my Aqualink RS6 (Rev G) completely died. No power to speak of. Pool guy tells me that the Power Control Board (PCB) is bad. My thinking is that this is a good opportunity to upgrade.
Last year I upgraded all of my pool equipment which now includes a Pentair Intelliflo VS. Also have a waterfall pump, booster pump for my Polaris, blower for the hot tub and a natural gas heater. The heater is still the original from like 1997. Have a pool and spa sharing the same system. Needless to say, the RS6 wasn't cutting it, so an upgrade looks good.
I'm waiting for a quote from the pool repair company, but meanwhile, I've been doing my own research.
I'm trying to determine whether I can upgrade my system by installing the IQ20-RS conversion kit. Best I can tell, that includes a new PCB and CPU (which would replace my existing PPD chip) http://www.sunplay.com/Zodiac-iAquaL...-p/iq20-rs.htm
My confusion is that there is a bunch of talk about compatibility with different Revisions, but then this kit talks about upgrading the firmware revision. I'm not aware the Zodiac does flash updates, so are they just switching out chips?
I'm also considering the AquaLink Touch (TCHLNK-WF / wired, flush mount) to replace my RS6 All Button keypad. Is this compatible with the IQ20-RS system? Does anyone have experience with the Touch that they would like to share?
I would appreciate any input from the group.