New Easy Touch Remote or ScreenLogic install?

Steve 814

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May 19, 2020
4
Plano, TX
Hi all,

This forum is a great idea. I bought a house with what appears to be an original Easy Touch system - it does not specify 4 or 8 anywhere. The wireless remote model is 520546-520547. The wireless remote has died. I have checked batteries, replaced batteries, checked connections, etc. No power whatsoever. It's dead. My very strong preference is to perform basic pool function control via app (i.e., ScreenLogic) but I don't know if Screenlogic is compatible with the older Easy Touch system, or whether there is an adaption kit? If not, I'll need to buy a new remote I guess. I'm just not thrilled with the range on the RF remote or its user friendliness.

Does anyone know if I can install ScreenLogic (or something similar) to an original Easy Touch system to use smart phone control? If so, what exactly do I need to buy?

Thank you!

Steve
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
Steve,

You need ScreenLogic2 P/N 522104.

This give you everything you need to connect to your EasyTouch old or new..

If you have an ET-4 you will only have 4 relays.. An ET-8 has 8 relays.

You will be able to control things with your PC, Phone or tablet..

Here are a couple of pics to wet your whistle...






Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Desert Dog

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Apr 4, 2020
272
Alpine, Ca
I just installed one. 20 minutes. Give or take. I love it. Can fine tune adjustments from my phone like pump flow and Intellichlor adjustments. Can switch on/off solar and activate waterfall, lights. etc. As long as your load center is programmed correctly everything automatically appears on the app. Did I say I Love it!
 

Steve 814

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May 19, 2020
4
Plano, TX
Soooo I finally got around to ordering and installing this. Installation wasn't difficult, but it isn't working . . . I'm not sure if my modem is too far away from the antenna or if I am missing a basic step somewhere. Everything powers on but when I open the app it's in a constant "Searching for System Controller" mode and never connects. Any suggestions??
 

Desert Dog

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Apr 4, 2020
272
Alpine, Ca
I don't know. I did not have any issues with installing it. Have you tried calling Pentair Support? I would give that a try while waiting for an expert to reply.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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There have been threads concerning spacing the Screenlogic receiver and the router. Physical spacing. If they are too close there can be interference.
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
Steve,

Not sure what to say.. I plugged mine and it just worked..

When bring up ScreenLogic, does it auto-populate the adapters name??

It should have the name at the top and the IP address in the box at the bottom.. I think you need to enter it the first time..

The name is something like Pentair: (space) FC-XX-XX.. It should be listed on the adapter.


Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Steve 814

New member
May 19, 2020
4
Plano, TX
I have not tried logging in from computer, only the app. I will try computer and see if that does anything. My antenna at the pool equipment is a considerable distance from my home router. I am curious if that is the problem. And, if so, if a wifi extender would resolve the issue or if this just isn't going to work for me.

Steve
 

Desert Dog

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Apr 4, 2020
272
Alpine, Ca
If it is too far that can be a problem. I think the manual says 100 -150 feet max? Plus if you have walls or other obstacles. My antenna is about 75' from the house. Slightly down a hill with no true line of sight and it works. Signal has to go through one wall with a window.
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
Steve,

The wireless link is not WiFi...

Can you move the inside transceiver and protocol adapter closer to the equipment pad??

Is it possible to run a cable from the EasyTouch to the house??

Thanks,

Jim R.