New Install of Omni Hub - AquaRite Integration?

zcast

New member
May 15, 2020
4
Florida
Hello Everyone, New Member here.

I am planning out my pool system upgrade and I have a question someone might be able to answer for me.

I purchased a Hayward MaxFlo VS 500 Omni to replace my old single speed Jandy. I currently run a SW system with Solar with no Hot Tub, just a fountain. The Omni kit with the pump comes with one Smart Relay, the base and the controller.

From what I can tell from the manuals, the OmniHub can control 2 valves (On my system that will be Solar and Fountain), it will control my pool light via the smart relay provided, the current Pentair SolarTouch controller will be removed and the temp sensors will be tied into the Omni.

Since I have a Hayward AquaRite system with a T-Cell 9 installed, I read the OmniHub can control the AquaRite with the additional communication board HLAQRPCB. So I went ahead and purchased this part so I had it for the installers when they arrive, but for the life of me I cannot find a manual on this part and how it gets installed. Does anyone have any insight into this? Does the flow switch on the AquaRite move into the OmniHub now, or does it stay in the AquaRite and the OmniHub reads it from there? I only ordered the PCB part, do I need anything else? Low Voltage cable? I know they sell an AquaRite system with the OmniHub and in that kit the PCB is included with everything you need, but if I am purchasing this separately, is the PCB all I need?

Thanks for your help!
 

PoolNewb2020

Well-known member
May 7, 2020
169
Lathrop, CA
That would be nice to know. I also have omni hub and Hayward's documentation is not exactly clear about installing the daughter board. It says to follow the instructions included with the board. I would presume it gets installed in the Aquarite panel somewhere.
Other than that the AquaRite manual only mentions getting a 4 wire low voltage cable for communication.
So it would seem, the omni hub should only need the daughter board and the cable.
 

zcast

New member
May 15, 2020
4
Florida
That was my impression as well, but somewhere there IS a manual and I for one would love to see it. I will reach out to Hayward to see if they can provide that for me. I am also curious as to what information the OmniHub receives from the AquaRite. Does it report back levels? Can you modify your output from the Omni now? Will it show messages like "Check Cell" and whatnot?
 

zerosignal

Member
May 7, 2015
10
NJ
That was my impression as well, but somewhere there IS a manual and I for one would love to see it. I will reach out to Hayward to see if they can provide that for me. I am also curious as to what information the OmniHub receives from the AquaRite. Does it report back levels? Can you modify your output from the Omni now? Will it show messages like "Check Cell" and whatnot?
Is this the manual in question?
 

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PoolNewb2020

Well-known member
May 7, 2020
169
Lathrop, CA
Looks like this is it. Thanks for sharing, I bookmarked it for reference. Thinking of installing SWG in the future and having it automated through omnilogic would be the best solution.