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    Simple automation system

    Since i am going with a salt system for my future 18x36 IG single roman end pool, I am debating either Pentair or Hayward. I have a Hayward super pump and a aqua comfort heat pump that I will be using as well. I want to possibly get a automated system. Looking at either the Pentair easy touch or the Hayward PL-Plus. I like the fact that they both have built in circuit breakers. I am leaning toward the Pentair because i will be using there LED color pool light. I really do not need anything else besides the circuit breakers, light control and timer. Are these units what i should be looking at? Thanks in advance, Jordan
    Southern New Hampshire, 18x36 single roman end pool.

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    Re: Simple automation system

    Welcome to TFP!

    A Pentair automation system will give you much better control over Pentair lights than you would have mixing brands. It is only important to match brands on automation systems, variable speed pumps and multi-color lights. Everything else should be easy to setup with any brand of automation.

    The Pentair SWG has some disadvantages if you don't also get a Pentair automation system, but that shouldn't be an issue for you.
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    Re: Simple automation system

    Awesome thank you. I am thinking Pentair at this point.
    Southern New Hampshire, 18x36 single roman end pool.

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    Re: Simple automation system

    The Pentair Suntouch might be a good value for you, even if you don't use the solar piece. It can control light, intellichlor, heater, etc.
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    Re: Simple automation system

    I am thinking about solar from smart pool. I know if i add up the basic salt water package from either hayward or pentair plus a breaker box and timer, i will be close to the same price as a automated system, correct?
    Southern New Hampshire, 18x36 single roman end pool.

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