pool automation upgrade

adeel421

New member
Jul 30, 2021
2
west palm beach, florida
HI guys...i need help with pool automation...
i know there are few major brands out there but there are so many options that its so confusion which is the right one with enough relays to control my equipment....
i want to know which pool automation is best based on peoples experience here??
My current automation was not wireless capable (hayward gold series), it was old and got fried with a lightning strike. i want to upgrade but not sure which ones are good for the price....
i have following equipment
- a pentair variable speed pump superflo which cleans my pool and spa...
- a pool light,
- a spa light,
- spa blower,
- two automatic valves that control pool and spa and
- a pool/spa heater....
i was looking at zodiac aqualink iq904-ps
Not sure if its a good one....this has 4 relays but i can definitely use 5 relays or more if possible.
i would like to control with my phone....please help and let me know what specific model numbers will work with all this equipment.
 
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Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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421,

It is always better to have too many relays than not enough... I personally like the new Pentair IntelliCenter, but with your existing equipment, any of the big 3 automation systems would work.

Did your Hayward system control your SuperFlo VS speeds or just turn it on and off??

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

adeel421

New member
Jul 30, 2021
2
west palm beach, florida
421,

It is always better to have too many relays than not enough... I personally like the new Pentair IntelliCenter, but with your existing equipment, any of the big 3 automation systems would work.

Did your Hayward system control your SuperFlo VS speeds or just turn it on and off??

Thanks,

Jim R.
with my current system i had it controlled using two relays...since i had a superflo pump i used the relays to trigger the two speeds and make it run automatically using two speeds...i was also looking at iq904-ps but that one has 4 relays. (not sure if more relays can be added as extra accessories?)...
at this point i cannot find any of the iq904 anywhere...all are out of stock :(
 
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