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    Controller ?

    Starting to plan for upgrade pump from 1.5 single speed to 1.0 2 speed pump ..... would be nice to have a controller that would control pump times and speed and also the booster pump for the polaris ... AND control it from my smart phone ....... any reasonable suggestions? thanks ...mike ..
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    Re: Controller ?

    There is almost never a need to automate changing the speeds on a 2-speed pump. Just leave it on low most of the time, have a timer turn it on and off, have a timer turn the booster pump on and off. When you need to backwash or vacuum, then just manually flip on high speed.

    There are certainly controllers that can do what you want, but they are in no way cheap ... especially adding the ability to control it from your phone ... which I can not fathom why one would need to do that.
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    Sir ......Where have you been? You can do everything with your phone! The pool is located about 50' from the house and the Pumps are located another 30' ... say unexpected guest show up late one afternoon ....I could reach in my pocket ..turn the pump on and maybe the light? ....or the pump has done its work for the day and an after Tshower comes along and blows debree in the pool .... I can reach in my pocket .... m
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    Quote Originally Posted by offthefront View Post
    Sir ......Where have you been? You can do everything with your phone! The pool is located about 50' from the house and the Pumps are located another 30' ... say unexpected guest show up late one afternoon ....I could reach in my pocket ..turn the pump on and maybe the light? ....or the pump has done its work for the day and an after Tshower comes along and blows debree in the pool .... I can reach in my pocket .... m
    I think had you put this info in your original message, the response would have been different.
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    For ~$1000, I will walk 80 feet both ways
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    Re: Controller ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    For ~$1000, I will walk 80 feet both ways

    There just isn't any cool factor in that though
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    For ~$1000, I will walk 80 feet both ways
    With stilettos on?
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    Re: Controller ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ps0303 View Post
    With stilettos on?
    Speaking from experience, and have some tips for Jason?
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    Re: Controller ?

    I guess if you are the type of person that needs your water heater and refrigerator to have bluetooth so you can monitor them ... then controlling your pool with your phone makes a little more sense than that.
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    Re: Controller ?

    The cheapest way I know with Pentair is the Pentair EasyTouch PL4 Control System with ScreenLogic 522353. 750 bucks from sunplay.com Some assembly required.

    http://www.sunplay.com/pentair-easyt...-system-522353
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    Re: Controller ?

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    The cheapest way I know with Pentair is the Pentair EasyTouch PL4 Control System with ScreenLogic 522353. 750 bucks from sunplay.com Some assembly required.

    http://www.sunplay.com/pentair-easyt...-system-522353
    hmmm .... getting closer .......... leme check with my consultant "jblizzle" (Dolphin Diagnostic Robotic Cleaner?) .......
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    Re: Controller ?

    No idea how you can compare the use of a cleaner ... which is required ... to controlling the pool with your phone. I suppose by some stretch of the imagination they are both luxuries.

    Spend your money however you like, as I said, personally I don't see the point.
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    Re: Controller ?

    Quote Originally Posted by offthefront View Post
    hmmm .... getting closer .......... leme check with my consultant "jblizzle" (Dolphin Diagnostic Robotic Cleaner?) .......
    Could you use z-wave relays and a smartthings, or micasa hub to run it? The z wave relays woudlnt run the load directly, but you could use the z wave relays in a "pilot duty" manner to energize another relay. 3hp relays are not that expensive.

    https://support.smartthings.com/hc/e...ixture-Module-

    Or the PE653 that can be integrated into smart things http://community.smartthings.com/t/i...l-system/936/2
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    Re: Controller ?

    Having a remote dedicated to my pool controls is plenty good enough for me. Call me old and crusty, but I have enough stuff on my phone.
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    Re: Controller ?

    "Old and Crusty" is when you walk out and flip a switch. I though I was really modern when I added a timer last year
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiss4afrog View Post
    "Old and Crusty" is when you walk out and flip a switch. I though I was really modern when I added a timer last year


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