I've got the Hayward AquaConnect system. It's the 'chevy' model, not the 'cadillac' model...dont have the exact part number in front of me. Decent automation system; controls to switch from pool to spa, lights, the heater, timers...etc.
1) I've added a third actuating valve (a hayward goldline GVA-24) to my system. Turns on/off a set of deck jets. I've plugged it into the proper Valve3 location on the motherboard. I can turn the valve through the aquaconnect app on my phone (which is pretty awesome), but I can't turn the valve at the actual control panel...there's no button for it. Yes, I can turn it electronically at the valve itself, but I wanna push a button in the panel and have it turn. SOOO, my question is...does the GVA-24 have a transformer in it if I were to connect it to an open high-voltage relay in my panel? The relay puts on 120vAC, and the actuator needs 24v DC power. Can't immediately tell if the GVA-24 has a transformed, and would rather not blow the thing out.
2) I'd like to bump up the pool temperature a few degrees as we emerge from a Florida winter. Is there a way to set up my system to automatically turn the heat pump on, but only during the day during when I normally operate the pump. As in, I don't want to heat the pool at 3am when the system is off and the water drops a degree or two. Just want to have it kick on during the day. Is there a way to this up in the timers?