automation

  1. C

    New Intellicenter Screen Frozen

    Hello all, I was hoping to see if anyone has seen this symptom on a new Intellicenter install. The intellicenter boots up and the License Agreement screen comes on. However, the touch screen is unresponsive and I am unable to click "I Accept". I tried resetting it, checked all wires and nothing...
  2. ibcj

    Pump Upgrade, Adding a SWCG & Other Goodies

    Long-time lurker and a huge fan of TFP! Thanks to this collection of characters I've managed to keep my pool crystal clear with minimal work and money for the past 3+ years. You folks are all the best! So my 1HP single-speed pump is getting very loud, appears to be leaking a bit, and is time...
  3. D

    Fuse burst on Jandy Aqualink automation

    Met some problems with my Jandy automation. I have Pool and SPA. ISSUES: No lights at indoor panel. No any response when I switched to auto side on outdoor panel. (Pumps can work when I switch to manual) STEP 1: I checked and found fuse burst. Changed new fuse and burst again. STEP 2: I...
  4. J

    Simple Heater Automation

    Hi, I have a pretty simple setup - 16x32 vinyl liner pool with 2 skimmers/main drains, a variable speed pump (Pentair) with Hayward SWG and HeatPump Pro - HeatPro Heat Pump | Heaters | In Ground Pool Heaters - Hayward Pool Products. I don't really need an automation system as I have full...
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    Truclear SWG help

    My pump recently died and it was replaced with a Pentair VST pump. Previously everything was connected to a mechanical timer that turned everything on/off. The installer said since the new pump has its own timer I didn't need to use the mechanical timer anymore and he removed the on/off...
  6. pigskintd

    What Valves Should Get Actuators? AquaLink RS8

    The pool company is finishing up my equipment installation and I want to be sure they install actuators on all of the valves that they should. I went with the RS8 so I can manually go to the pool equipment as little as possible. Can you please help me understand what valves should get actuators...
  7. M

    Hayward Automation Question - How to interlock and schedule my heater/salt chlorinator

    I have a Hayward OmniLogic with a Hayward VS Pump and salt chlorinator with a sense and dispense. The system is in a configuration with a shared heater/filter for a pool/spa with a spillover. I have found through my own trial and error that heating the pool while in spillover is REALLY...
  8. H

    DIY Heater Remote

    Hey Folks. I’m looking for a little bit of guidance here to make sure I’m not going to blow things up. I just a 12K gal inground saltwater pool installed. I have a Hayward H250FDN Heater. I’m a heavy user of Home Assistant and quite adept at automating things so I want to automate my heater...
  9. KC13

    ProLogic spillover automation

    I've tried searching through the forums and have found many helpful answers and advice. I have a Hayward PL-PS-8-X288 SmartControl panel and I am trying to automate my spa spillover to run 1 or 2 times a day to cycle chlorinated water from pool to spa. I figured out that I need to use an Aux...
  10. B

    PH & SWG Automation

    Hey Everyone, *Pics at bottom for reference* Looking to eliminate having to constantly add PH and chlorine… because well, I’m lazy and tired of the weekly chemical additions 🙃 Ultimately I’d like to automate and tie in my Hayward VS pump, a SWG, and a PH control system. I have an older style...
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    Hayward omnihub

    Is the Hayward omnihub any good?
  12. sag365

    AquaLink Z4 Controller

    Hello forum, Have had a Aqualink Z4 controller for about six years. No issues until the other day when I noticed the pool pump was not running. Went to the controller and saw the controller only showing the text "TRi-Pure" and the time (see pic). Tried a few things, nothing. Called Zodiac, was...
  13. HermanTX

    Scheduling days on Jandy iAquaLink automation

    I was trying to schedule my pressure operated cleaner to only operate 3 days a week. On the Jandy AquaLink schedule screen you can select a day (M-F), weekend, weekdays or ALL. However, in the manual (HO433600) there is an example that shows Mon (M) and Wed (W) or another with different...
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    i9+3 not communicating following lightning strike

    I had a lightning strike that knocked out a handful of things in my Sanus rack inside the house. It also took out the variable speed controller on my variable speed main pump. After repairing the pump, and replacing the Pentair IntelliTouch Protocol Adapter in the rack, I am unable to manage the...
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    Anyone recommend automated water testing (without a person)?

    Hello TFP members, I recently took over an 11500g saltwater pool, which is 1.5 years old and has less than subpar parameters (I mean almost zero for everything but NaCl, Ca, Alk, TA and TDS @5000 with pH well over 8). Today, I already maintain several marine reef aquariums and after many years...
  16. S

    Northern climate new pool/spa build - design advice needed on everything

    We are building an in ground pool and spa in Iowa and need advice on the system design and plumbing with some special considerations due to the northern and extreme winter climate. I have a good foundation of knowledge because of TFP and my previous home’s in-ground pool. We are coming from the...
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    WaterGuru Sense API?

    Has anyone managed to get data out of the WaterGuru Sense? It seems to be relatively accurate for me, so I would love to be able to get the data out somehow so I can turn on my SWG automatically etc. Or at least get better notifications than they seem to do!
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    Simple Automation with Shelly - Air in pump detection

    TL;DR Use Shelly relay's to automate the pool timer and swg autooff if pump is off. Also use home assistant to check if there is air in the pump using power monitoring. This is not a full how-to, just an overview. Last year I put up a 21' AGP. When I running my electrical, I wanted an easy...
  19. M

    Pentair VSP pump uses iAquaLink timer feature- lose clock time daily

    Hi, I use my Pentair VSP 3hp pump, with the iAquaLink automation setup. The pump turns on daily at 6AM, and at 8PM, the pool lights go on, and at 9Pm the pump shuts down. The pool lights shut off automatically at 10PM daily. The only problem is, when the pump shuts off at 9PM, and I lift the...
  20. funrunner

    how to automate pool maintenance?

    Learning more about my pool every day this month. I'm currently in the middle of a SLAM. However, going on vacation next week. As I read more on TFP I realize the TFP method requires daily addition of Chlorine. I travel a lot and need something more automated or at least remotely operable. Is...
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    Pentair Automation Choices

    TFP Forum, I just had a Pentair SuperFlo VST and IC40 SWG installed, and I would like to get automation, preferably through my smartphone, installed. I’ve seen competing responses about whether the IntelliCenter vs EasyTouch support for my pump. My pump does include the data cable port on it...
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    Compool upgrade to Easytouch w/ ScreenLogic - automation

    Been reading a lot of postings and very appreciative of all the great info and contributors. Finally ready to pull the trigger on pool automation but have a few questions hopefully you can help me with. I have the Compool LX3800…..which I assume means I’m a candidate to upgrade to easytouch...
  23. MyAZPool

    Any Pool Automation Grafana / InfluxDB users out there?

    Hi All, Recently I have been doing a lot of playing around with Grafana and InfluxDB v1.8.3. Mostly, in order to better manage and access my swimming pool automation, sensor and chemical control historical data. Grafana makes it great to do so, since I can view the historical and current data...
  24. MyAZPool

    Alternative Pool Automation - New Raspberry Pi "Smart" Fan

    For those “Home Brew”, DIY pool automation types that are using Raspberry Pi micro-computers in their Swimming Pool Outdoor Control Panels (OCP) or in Swimming Pool Automation Enclosures or you are planning to in the future. The following brand-new information may be of some use if Raspberry Pi...
  25. MyAZPool

    Alternative Pool Automation and Sensor/Chemical Control and Integration

    Industrial Automation 8-Layer Stackable Card for Raspberry Pi Pool Automation and Sensor/Chemical Control and Integration (nodejs-poolController / nodejs-poolController-dashPanel / relayEquipmentManager) - Table of Contents - - Preface 1. Background, Purpose and Scope 2. Credits 3...
  26. R

    Help selecting an automation system

    Hi all, first time poster. I've spend a few hours reading through the various threads trying to make sense of everything and I think I know enough to be dangerous but could sue some help. I'm currently building a 15' x 25', 13,000 gal, outdoor, in-ground concrete pool and I'm trying to decide...
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    Automated Water Chemistry Controller Advice

    Hello all... I was looking into purchasing the Pentair IntelliChem Water Chemistry Controller for my aboveground pool/spa combo. I wanted to see if anyone on this forum had any thoughts on the product and if its worth the cost and or a quality product. Currently, I go through about a gallon of...
  28. MyAZPool

    IntelliCenter OCP Load Center / Equipment Pad – Modifications and Retrofit

    IntelliCenter OCP Load Center / Equipment Pad – Modifications and Retrofit - Table of Contents - - Purpose and Scope - Planning and Other Considerations - Junction Boxes (Line, Low, Actuator/Sensor/Sanitation/Chem) - IntelliCenter OCP Low Voltage Compartment and Raceway - IntelliCenter High...
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    ScreenLogic problems turning on/off Polaris floor cleaner

    I installed screenlogic2 5 months ago and everything was working well until last week. I changed the schedule for the Polaris 280. initially it was turning on as scheduled but not off and on my app I have to turn it off or on now many times before it takes. I tried moving the floor cleaner to...
  30. riny

    Hayward Super Pump VS 700 Omni. Does it really exist, and is it a good alternative to a full automation package?

    So I'm planning out my new equipment for the spring. I have a pretty simple setup: pool, Jandy SWG (existing), and planning on: replacing my pump with a Hayward Super Pump VS, and adding a Hayward HeatPro heat pump. I have no spa, slide, water features, light show, or anything like that...