Automated Pool Controller and SWG system Advice Needed

BigBadLambo

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Mar 31, 2018
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Raleigh, NC
I currently have hayward Goldline pool controller and a jandy plc1400 SWG. I am looking to go with an automated controller and a different SWG system. I may potentially tie it into my control 4 system.

What would you guys recommend? I have a 400K heater, LED lights, waterfalls, bubblers, potentially a hot tub in the future, and who know what else I may add. Not necessarily looking for cheap, but looking for good.
 

BigBadLambo

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Mar 31, 2018
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Raleigh, NC
Can you explain what that is?
Control 4 is a home automation system. So through one app I can control all of the lights, sound, security, cameras irrigation, pool, etc.

All of the larger vendors of pool automation systems usually integrate with all of the large vendors. Some better than others.
 

cowboycasey

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I wonder if it works on Z Wave or another proprietary network... You may have to contact them and ask what pool equipment they can connect to, Pentair, Hayward and Jandy are the big 3... Most of the time you can connect the SWG to the pump and have it turn on at the same time..

Other than that most everyone on the forum likes Pentair for automation because it works but it is spensive... :)
 

BigBadLambo

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Mar 31, 2018
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Raleigh, NC
Interesting > Whole Home | Control4 Smart Home Systems

I wonder if it works on Z Wave or another proprietary network... You may have to contact them and ask what pool equipment they can connect to, Pentair, Hayward and Jandy are the big 3... Most of the time you can connect the SWG to the pump and have it turn on at the same time..

Other than that most everyone on the forum likes Pentair for automation because it works but it is spensive... :)
Price isn't really an object, I just want the best. Control4 works with all of them. I would just connect the controller through wifi or plugged into the network and then use a driver to connect control4 to the controller. That is the easy part.
 

BigBadLambo

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Mar 31, 2018
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Raleigh, NC
would love to get a controller and SWG that could give me feedback on the chemical breakdown of the pool. chlorine levels, salt levels, or whatever. Increase or decrease production remotely.