I have a brand new pool that was just given to us last week. Included was a PDA-PS8 Combo remote control to turn on / off our equipment and set the programs. The problem is that it doesn't work from ****. It only recognizes some of the buttons I press (ie: if I press "down" to go down the menu, it only recognizes I pressed a button maybe half the time. At that, half of the commands it does take don't actually refresh the screen so it's really hit or miss as to whether or not it's doing anything).
I called Zodiac to ask about this... my pool builder seems to think its working correctly but I paid something like $1500 to be able to control the system from this remote. Its embarrassing to sit outside with friends and try to turn the pool, waterfall and 3 lights on because I can't get it to complete in less than 10 or 15 mins.
They told me I can upgrade the unit on the side of the house with a R0466801 chip and the IQ20-A antenna which will allow me to use my iPhone instead of the remote (the remote can still perform all On/Off functions but nothing else). Looks like that would cost me about $600 in parts, void the warranty if I install them myself but would actually work. Anyone done this and know that this info is correct?
What to do?