Automation Conversion from Jandy to Pentair

HermanTX

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I was doing some research on the Jandy website regarding automation upgrades and found that Jandy offers a kit to convert a Pentair Automation box to a Jandy AquaLink system.
See the PDF attached. I looked on the Pentair site for any conversion kits they have and while they have an upgrade kit to IntelliCenter it requires an EasyTouch or IntelliTouch system. So I was just wondering if anyone has heard of a conversion to Pentair automation using a Jandy AquaLink RS box?
I am trying to make the conversion less painful in terms of time and money.

While I would like to convert to a full IntelliCenter (currently have an older PDA AquaLink system), the cost and the availability are prohibitive at least for now. I have all Pentair equipment except for Jandy AquaLink automation. I would like to go to a Pentair SWCG in 2022 thus my research for Pentair automation.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
 

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Do you have a link to the Jandy website where you found the conversion kit? I would like to add a note about it to the Aqualink wiki.

I have not seen Pentair offer a kit going the other way. Although you give me the idea with an IntelliCenter sitting in a box in my garage of looking at what it would take to move the IntelliCenter guts into the Aqualink cabinet. My biggest difficulty is the IntelliCenter cabinet is larger then the Aqualink and the knockouts at the bottom are in different positions. So it is not a simple lift off the Aqualink cabinte and drop in the IntelliCenter cabinet.
 

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Do you have a link to the Jandy website where you found the conversion kit? I would like to add a note about it to the Aqualink wiki.

I have not seen Pentair offer a kit going the other way. Although you give me the idea with an IntelliCenter sitting in a box in my garage of looking at what it would take to move the IntelliCenter guts into the Aqualink cabinet. My biggest difficulty is the IntelliCenter cabinet is larger then the Aqualink and the knockouts at the bottom are in different positions. So it is not a simple lift off the Aqualink cabinte and drop in the IntelliCenter cabinet.
That is exactly my dilemma. To convert to any Pentair system is basically redoing all the electrical at the box and from each electrical unit (2 pumps, 1 heater, 1 air blower, 2 lights, etc. ).

This is the link which is under AquaLink Upgrade Kit & Conversion section under Automation.
At the bottom is 2 documents that can be downloaded and the switch to AquaLink using a Pentair box is just a PDF which I attached in the initial post.
 

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That is exactly my dilemma. To convert to any Pentair system is basically redoing all the electrical at the box and from each electrical unit (2 pumps, 1 heater, 1 air blower, 2 lights, etc. ).

I keep on waiting for my 20 year old Aqualink to get hit by lightning to force my hand and it just keeps running even through the hurricane hitting right now.
 

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That is exactly my dilemma. To convert to any Pentair system is basically redoing all the electrical at the box and from each electrical unit (2 pumps, 1 heater, 1 air blower, 2 lights, etc. ).
Hey neighbor!

I installed my Intellitouch myself in 2007, and while the programming planning and programming itself took loads of time, the box, wiring, etc. were no big deal at all. I too have an IntelliFlo pump and MasterTemp heater. I triple LOVE the IntelliFlo + Intellitouch implementation -- you simply connect some wires and Pentair does the rest.

And if you have both Intellitouch (or other Pentair controller I would presume) and an Intelliflo pump, the ability to set flow or RPM, monitor watts, and more is really pretty cool.

True story... our first IntelliFlo's LCD display went out I think 6 or 7 years before the pump motor died, and since the Intellitouch system could fully communicate with the Intelliflo, we did just fine without ever having to fix the "on pump" display panel.

We don't use our MasterTemp very often and simply use the "local" (on heater) control for temperature when it's cold out and we are using the spa (Intellitouch panel is inside our home). However, if we had IntelliCenter, I would definitely use that to monitor and set temperature, actuate valves, etc.

I look forward to what you learn regarding pricing / availability, etc. if you do end up getting the IntelliCenter (aka iPhone control!?) some day. That would be a much nicer user interface vs. my current Intellitouch indoor LCD screen and hard buttons (LOADs of menus, you know the drill). I just had to replace my Sprinkler control panel two weeks ago and its Web-app programming was so superior to how I had to program the previous rotating knob + button interface required of our previous sprinkler controller.
 
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