I have a PB do a Viking FG inground pool.
PB is a great guy, but steers away from automation.
He's allowing me to get a controller and integrate valves, etc. into the equipment he's otherwise providing.
He's getting valve bodies that will accept the 263045 Pentair Compool Valve Actuator.
I will have Pentair VS pump, filter and heater.
All I have in the pool:
On the supply (drain) side:
1. we talked about the vacuum/suction cleaner being a manual diverter valve (that I might still want to automate, depending on where I store the hose, and how often we use the cleaner).
2. Skimmer and main drain valve.
Do you think I should automate this? How often would I want to lower or drain the pool?
On the return side, we’re going to have 3 valves:
2. Diving board (water weir)
3. Water shooters (x3, tied together)
I understand that those water features will either not be diverting water 100% into the device(s) or I will modulate the water pump’s speed, in order to control the volume.
The layout, if I understand correctly would be this:
Water pump --> Filter --> Heater --> 3 way split (manifold) to above items (1 or 2 or 3) 3 way combiner(manifold) --> pool returns
There is no spa, or anything else water related.
Besides those valves, I will have some pool lights and automatic pool cover.
With the simple pool setup like this, is there any reason to pick IntelliTouch vs. EasyTouch?
If I understand correctly, EasyTouch has LCD display for control at the equipment where as IntelliTouch does not.