New Product: Hayward OmniPL

jeqwerty1969

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May 3, 2020
24
Inglewood, CA
I'm just not sure how that differs from OmniLogic or OmniHub supposedly all of them have apps to control them and have some varying capacity to automate (etc.) Is the difference just generational thing?
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Hayward UI and apps have always been confusing and difficult to use. Hopefully they got some good UI designers and gave it a good overhaul.
 

jeqwerty1969

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May 3, 2020
24
Inglewood, CA
Update: No official price or availability yet; Hayward says perhaps a few weeks.

I wasn't sure what was different but they clarified that regardless it is a 4-relay / 6 capacity system instead of 4/10 like the omni logic so perhaps it ends up being cheaper but no one can promise.

PolyTec is great, by the way, very helpful and insightful, and has me considering the switch to Pentair....
 

tylerpenn

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Jul 21, 2013
3
I'm actually very interested in purchasing this, so hopefully I can get my hands on it soon.

Some backstory on my reasons why

I have a pool system that was installed in May of 2011 that consists of a mechanical pump timer, SWG panel and breaker box. I'm controlling a Hayward single speed pump, Hayward heater and three pool lights.

My biggest issue has been automation (running the pump on a schedule, turning the heater and lights on/off remotely). I've attempted this all through Z-Wave but found it to be too unreliable for all aspects of pool control, plus I've wanted a system that also has water temperature abilities, something that the ZWave world has yet to figure out.

At the end of last Summer I researched and purchased an Omnihub system to fix many of these issues, but I never got around to installing it before the pool was closed for the season. I liked the idea of the system, seemed like a nice way to kind of retrofit your existing stuff into a newer world but it still left a bit of a messy electrical board to me, but I would have made it work.

But now with my pool just being opened, I went back on the Hayward site and see the OmniPL is now a thing which seems to be everything I'm looking for, all in one box! Breaker box, SWG, HV/LV relays, all in one. So I'll be selling my new in box Omnihub system.

I got the installation instructions PDF from Hayward support and I will be attempting to get a quote and purchase in the next few weeks so I will keep you all posted on my progress.