automation

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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...
  2. K

    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...
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    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
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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...
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    Easytouch vs intelliconnect

    I am planning to add some basic automation to my pool. I just recently upgraded all my equipment and redid the pad. What I’m looking to do is be able to turn the heater on and off when away from the house and use Alexa to turn the slide on and off. I will be doing the installation myself. I was...
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    SWG conversion help and ideas

    Hello All, I am a newish (bought house just over 1 year ago) pool owner. I struggled through last season working with the previous owners pool company with many issues and multiple green pool events. I am just starting the opening process again now and want to get started on a better foot...