I looking for help with selecting a solar controller for my 24' round AGP.
I have a 4 x 20 solar bear panel and plan to get a second next year. The original plan was to manually control the solar this year and automate it next year, but considering controller this year. I have been waffling between Pentair SolarTouch, SunTouch and the GL-235. Any feedback on these models or is there another that I should be considering? My pump is single speed and I don't plan on replacing it for the next 5 years. It is currently controlled by and basic Intermatic analog timer.
I would ideally like to controller to turn on the pump if it is outside the scheduled time to hear/cool the pool. Here is what I (think) I know about the controllers.
Solar Touch - Still requires me to keep the Intermatic, but will require some creative wiring to have a timer and a pump override. (Includes valve and actuator )
SunTouch - Seems to be all in one, if I can figure out the correct option package and if I need an additional relay to run the pump (Includes valve and actuator )
GL-235 - Discounted this as it can't turn on the pump, but seems to be a crowd favorite here and I may be missing something. (controller only)
I would also like to add a Stenner Pump next year also.
Any feedback you can give would be appreciated