Installing a SWG & computer control system, which one?

timjet

Well-known member
Sep 4, 2015
56
Leesburg, FL
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
I installed a Pentair easy touch pool control system in my former house. It controlled the pump, SWG, pool light and solar pool heater. It worked great. Now at my new house the pool has a traditional tablet chlorination system with a gas pool heater. No computer just a timer for the pool pump and an on/off valve for the heater.
I want to add a pool computer and convert the pool to a SWG. I would also like to control the gas pool heater and will eventually add a solar pool heater. I don't have a need to control the pool light from the computer.
I liked the easy touch coupled with an IC 20 SWG and could add that but would like to hear the collective wisdom from you guys as to what you recommend. Pentair also has a slightly cheaper computer - the SunTouch.
I not stuck on Pentair and would welcome any recommendations.
 

timjet

Well-known member
Sep 4, 2015
56
Leesburg, FL
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
I do have a Spa. Since my previous house did not have a spa I'm not familar with how to add that to the easytouch. Do you recommend the easytouch over competing brands?
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
23,465
Do the pool and spa share equipment or do they have separate equipment?

Maybe consider the Intellicenter, which comes with the web interface.

When you replace the pump, you should get an Intelliflo VSF or IntelliFlo XF VSF.
 

Jimrahbe

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
20,941
Bedford, TX

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
23,465
With EasyTouch you would probably want ScreenLogic2 for web control.

The IntelliCenter includes a web interface. So, that's probably the way to go.
 

timjet

Well-known member
Sep 4, 2015
56
Leesburg, FL
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Tim,

I am a highly biased Pentair kind of guy...

Just to be clear.. You have a spa that overflows into your pool.. Is that correct?

Here are the Pool and Spa models..



And the new IntelliCenter... Pentair IntelliCenter i5PSIC40 Kit - Pool and Spa with Load Center and IC40

Thanks,

Jim R.
I have a spa that overflows into the poll - Yes.

I am not at the house now, so I need to ask a couple of questions.
Does a spa generally have separate controls so that you can heat the spa and not the pool. Is there some way to prevent the heated spa water from overflowing into the pool?
Since both the Easy Touch and IntelliCenter control both the spa and pool, what's the difference in the two except the $1000 in price?
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
23,465
Does a spa generally have separate controls so that you can heat the spa and not the pool. Is there some way to prevent the heated spa water from overflowing into the pool?
There should be a "Pool" mode, a "Spa" mode and a "Spillover" mode.
Since both the Easy Touch and IntelliCenter control both the spa and pool, what's the difference in the two except the $1000 in price?
EasyTouch does not have a web interface for remote control. You would have to add ScreenLogic 2 to get the web interface remote control.

ScreenLogic costs more. So, that affects the total price.
 

timjet

Well-known member
Sep 4, 2015
56
Leesburg, FL
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Thanks. We have access to the house this Friday and I will take a good look at the setup. I'm sure I'll have additional questions.
 

Enjoying this content?

Support TFP with a donation.

Give Support
Thread Status
Hello , There was no answer in this thread for more than 60 days.
It can take a long time to get an up-to-date response or contact with relevant users.