Adding a Pentair actuator to waterfall valve and EasyTouch

txtroutbum

Bronze Supporter
Apr 13, 2018
38
Houston, TX
I have an existing Pentair valve that is installed between my pool return pipe and the pipes for 3 waterfall/scuppers. I've never touched it, as I've controlled the waterfall flow on/off with variable speed pump. Looking at my equipment pad, it occurred to me that it should be easy to add an actuator to that valve and manage the waterfalls on/off in that way. I do have two valves with actuators to switch between pool and spa mode, for both the intakes and returns.

Looking at the EasyTouch documentation, it looks like I have two open auxiliary valve connections on the circuit board. Is this as easy as I think it is? Looks like I buy the actuator, attach to the valve, run the cable to the EasyTouch and plug it into the circuit board....

Thanks for any input!
 

Jimrahbe

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
17,964
Bedford, TX
TTB,

It is almost that simple.. The next thing you need to do is assign the valve to a circuit.. and set the pump speed for that circuit. You can then schedule the waterfall if you want or just manually use an icon to turn the valve on and off.

1. Find an unused Feature Circuit and rename it "Waterfall". Leave Circuit function as generic.
2. Assign valve A (or B) to the "Waterfall" Circuit
3. Assign "Waterfall" as speed under your pump page...

Here are the relevant setup pages..




Let me know if you have any questions..

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

txtroutbum

Bronze Supporter
Apr 13, 2018
38
Houston, TX
TTB,

It is almost that simple.. The next thing you need to do is assign the valve to a circuit.. and set the pump speed for that circuit. You can then schedule the waterfall if you want or just manually use an icon to turn the valve on and off.

Let me know if you have any questions..

Thanks,

Jim R.
Jim, after super fast shipping from Pool Supplies 4 Less, the install is done and is exactly as I wanted. I did have to open up the actuator to change the stops to a 90 degree vs 180 degree orientation, but after a little trial and error, this went flawlessly. Your expertise is much appreciated!

David