What are you automating?


Active member
Jul 11, 2007
I have a Goldline Pro Logic PS4 controller on the way, and now I'm having second thoughts as to whether or not I should have got the PS8 instead. Here's what I would like to control:

- 2-speed pump (takes 2 circuits)
- waterfall pump
- pool lights
- spa blower

So, I really need 5 circuits, which is of course why they sell them with 4 or 8 I'm sure. :wink: Now, my spa blower has an air switch but the tubing has cracked so it doesn't work. If I can replace the tubing, then I could eliminate that from the controller and everything will work out.

If I get the bigger controller, what are some other things I should consider automating, so 3 circuits aren't going to waste? Or, is there something I should consider dropping from my list because in your experience it isn't worth it to automate?

BTW - I wish Pentair made a decent remote like the Aquapod or the Jandy PDA, because their system would have fit perfectly since they don't require 2 circuits for the 2-speed pump. But my wife and I really like the PDA style remote.


LifeTime Supporter
Mar 29, 2008
Los Angeles, Ca
The air switch should be pretty easy to fix.

My spa air switches were broken for years, then I finally got motivated, went to the hardware store, and found the right size tubing to fix it with. Was easy to fix, once I decided to do it.



I would go with the ps8 in case you decide to add a heater, solar, low voltage yard lighting, pressure side cleaner w/ booster pump,etc. It's better to have extra relays than not enough for future expansion.


Well-known member
Sep 19, 2007
I have the Goldline control box. (can't remember which one right now but it is in my siggy, I am sure it is not very fancy). I run my pool lights (2 LED colorlogics), booster pump for polaris, filter, heat pump, 2 sets of extra outlets at the far end of the pool, and have another one available to add if we choose to. I have the remote also and control it from that usually.