Amazon Alexa and Intellicenter

GCyr

Active member
May 16, 2020
40
Queen Creek, AZ
Okay, with the Pentair Intellicenter Skill, how do I ask Alexa to change my light color/mode? I tried "Ask Pentair Chat to change lights to <American> mode". She said "Okay", but the mode didn't change. Any suggestions??? Still trying to learn how to talk to her.
Thanks,
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GDN

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Oct 17, 2016
441
Dallas, TX
These are a few examples from the Pentair Alexa web pages. Of course you now have to add "chat" or "pool" in there depending on which version you have.

Here are examples of how you can teach Alexa using the Skill feature:
  •  Alexa, tell/ask Pentair to turn on <AUX or Feature Circuit name- e.g. AUX1 or Spa Jets, Waterfall, etc.>
  •  Alexa, tell/ask Pentair to turn on the Pool
  •  Alexa, tell/ask Pentair to turn on the Spa
  •  Alexa, ask Pentair what the Pool temperature is
  •  Alexa, ask Pentair what the Spa temperature is
  •  Alexa, ask Pentair what the pH level is
  •  Alexa, ask Pentair what the ORP level is
  •  Alexa, ask Pentair what my pool status is
 

GCyr

Active member
May 16, 2020
40
Queen Creek, AZ
These are a few examples from the Pentair Alexa web pages. Of course you now have to add "chat" or "pool" in there depending on which version you have.

Here are examples of how you can teach Alexa using the Skill feature:
  •  Alexa, tell/ask Pentair to turn on <AUX or Feature Circuit name- e.g. AUX1 or Spa Jets, Waterfall, etc.>
  •  Alexa, tell/ask Pentair to turn on the Pool
  •  Alexa, tell/ask Pentair to turn on the Spa
  •  Alexa, ask Pentair what the Pool temperature is
  •  Alexa, ask Pentair what the Spa temperature is
  •  Alexa, ask Pentair what the pH level is
  •  Alexa, ask Pentair what the ORP level is
  •  Alexa, ask Pentair what my pool status is
Thanks. Saw that same website, but not how to change the light color/mode. She says "okay", but color/mode does not change. Thought I might be saying it wrong, but tried everything I can think of with no results.
 

GCyr

Active member
May 16, 2020
40
Queen Creek, AZ
Just tried to talk to Alexa, to control the pool. Nothing! She says "Sorry, something bad happened, please try again later". Logged into the intellicenter. com website, and they seem to be down......AGAIN. We usually control the pool from the app via "local" which works fine. Am I assuming right that Alexa will only work if their web client is up?
 

guinness

Well-known member
May 3, 2019
282
California
Yeah their servers are overloaded or down for maintenance (503 Service Unavailable). Trouble is rather than a message to that effect, you get the following which is clearly inaccurate:

WHOOPS! The username & password entered does not match our records. Please try again.
 
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jennbostwick

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Jun 12, 2020
31
ok
Exactly what I needed! Thanks for the link!
If I wanted to add a chiller to the pool in the future, would I be able to add it with the EasyTouch 8 based on the equipment I have waiting to be installed? Still debating ET8 w/SL vs Intellicenter.
SECOND QUESTION: Based on my current equipment w/ chiller add-on in the future, what Intellicenter system would be comparable. I am not knowledgeable enough to be able to equate the two if they don't use exact same terms in the description. Thank you in advance!
 

Ame

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May 22, 2013
93
Phoenix Arizona
SKill is gone again for intellicenter. Has anyone heard anything? It was Gone, then it was there for a few weeks. Now its gone and now theres a skill for Screen logic only
 

GCyr

Active member
May 16, 2020
40
Queen Creek, AZ
Chatted with Amazon a couple of days ago. They say that it is back in the hands of Pentair developers, with no delivery date, as of yet. Between Pentair and Amazon, you'd think that it would have gone through thorough testing before installing it. Guess not.