automation

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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...
  2. T

    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...
  3. 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...
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    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...
  7. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
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    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...
  15. 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...
  17. 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...
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    HomeKit Pool Automation?

    I am in the process of likely replacing / upgrading most of my main equipment in the next 8 - 12 months, and I'm very much into home automation - specifically Apple HomeKit due to it's security. I did a Google search, but couldn't find anything regarding a HomeKit enabled system. I would love...
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    Unorthodox pool chemical automation

    Hello fine folks, I'm going away on a trip for a relatively long time, and started thinking about pool chemical automation. Unfortunately I won't be able to do this prior to my trip, but ideation for the future. I have a 21k gallon inground pool with no special features (no heat/spa). The timer...
  20. J

    Real basic pool automation suggestions and pump replacement

    I have a 15,000-gallon inground pool with the following: 1 pool light that works off a switch inside the house, which is not working at the moment, I suspect needs a new bulb. Intermatic basic mechanical timer, which needs to be replaced, not keeping time and until it stopped working...
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    iaqualink one touch buttons

    The iaqualink one touch controls don't seem to work. I set one as "clean pool" to turn on my pump and cleaner. When everything is off it works but if the pump is already on it turns off the pump and obviously does not clean. It's especially frustrating because I sometimes do this when I am...
  22. TriLife

    Hacking the IntelliFlo protocol....

    Greetings from the mountains in Colombia! entering 3 months of lockdown now, finally can get out of the house more than once a week. In the meantime, I've been developing an automation system for my rainwater system and pool chemistry. See pic I monitor pH, hardness, filter pressure (pool and...
  23. thephatp

    How to Add an Automated Valve with EasyTouch?

    Problem I want to vary how the normal "Pool" mode pumps water between pool and spa in an automated fashion. I have a manual valve right now that allows me to configure this. When in pool mode... If the valve is open, it pushes water to both the pool and the spa. If the valve is closed, it pushes...
  24. MyAZPool

    Stenner Pump Controller/Automation

    Does anybody recall seeing any threads regarding the automation of a stenner pump (Acid or Chlorine)? I think that I have seen some here in the past but I have been searching for a while now and no joy. Looks like my dumb IntellipH, listens on the bus (according to some conversations that I saw...
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    SWG & Automation

    I know this has probably been asked before but I'm looking for some more personal advice. I have a Hayward S-200 Vari-Flo pump currently set up with an in-line puck/stick chlorine feeder. I obviously have to replace the chlorine feeder and I am thinking of going ahead and converting to SW. I was...
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    Should I Upgrade from Pentair Easytouch 8 to Pentair IntelliCenter?

    Decision: Buy a new Pentair protocol adapter which hopefully fixes my communication issue with ScreenLogic or buy upgrade kit to convert Pentair Easytouch 8 to Pentair IntelliCenter (522047) Background: My Easytouch 8 is about 4 years old. Protocol adapter is bad. Diagnosed with some helpful...
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    AquaLink RS8 is turning things on

    My AquaLink RS8 is only programmed to only turn the primary pool pump on. I’ve noticed that’s been turning on other Aux (lights and waterfall) ports. I switched off the power breakers to see if it would reset it, but it’s still doing the same thing. Please help. Thank you!!!
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    Jandy Automation DIY

    Hi Everyone -- I'm in the process of getting an in-ground gunite pool installed. My PB is planning on installing all Jandy equipment but I didn't include the iAqualink system. I'm trying to save as much as I can along the way, and I couldn't justify the $3,800 bill associated with the...
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    New Spa - What would you select if you could design your system from scratch?

    Location: Southern California Type: In ground gunite Infinity Edge spa Size: 9' x 8' 3" Perimeter: 17' 4" Surface Area: 74.25 Sq. Ft. Volume: 1088 Gallons (Not counting surge tank) Water Weight: 9,074 Lbs. Initial Design Plans -...
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    Looking for a cheap way to automate my pool valves for cleaner and spa

    Since moving into our new house I have been trying to automate as much pool maintenance as possible without breaking the bank. After getting some quotes around town I quickly found out that the pool automation game is tightly controlled by a few major players (Jandy, Hayward, Pentair, etc.) and...