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    How much would it cost for a pool company to install a solar controller?

    Hey guys, I picked up the Pentair solar controller. Instructions are horrible. I have parts and no idea where any of it goes. How much do you think a pool company would charge to come out and make all the connections?

    Thanks!
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    Re: How much would it cost for a pool company to install a solar controller?

    Do you already have solar panels installed? And an actuator?

    It is really not that hard and I sure people here could help you do it ... if you are at all comfortable with that type of work.
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    Re: How much would it cost for a pool company to install a solar controller?

    I have a Solartouch.

    There is not a whole lot to it. Pool manuals tend to make it sound harder than it is, especially the electrical and programming pieces.

    Wire up 110v to breaker panel
    Install and wire solar panel temp sensor near the panels
    Install and wire the water temp sensor in a pipe after the filter and before the panels
    Install and wire the valve controller to open and close solar the solar valve
    Wire up the control wire or relay for the pump

    Then you have to do some programming to tell it temp to turn on solar, temp to turn off solar. Enable heating/cooling and a few other things.
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    Re: How much would it cost for a pool company to install a solar controller?

    Ok, thanks guys. I'll try to tackle this in a month or so when things warm up around here

    And yes, the solar panels are already installed. I found that turning them on/off every night made a huge difference last year, when I remembered to do that
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