Will the Pro Logic™ control 2-speed filter pumps?
All Pro Logic™ models can be configured to control 2-speed filter pumps. Unlike other pool automation controls, no special relays are required. However, the 2-speed filter pump will require the use of 2 of the Pro Logic™'s high voltage relays. The installation manual contain complete instructions for configuring 2-speed pump operation and it is very important the instructions be followed in order to prevent damage to either the pump or control. Separate high speed and low speed time periods can be programmed and also the you can manually control the pump with a single button: Push once to turn the pump on in high speed mode, push again to switch to low speed (the pump must run a minimum of 3 minutes at high speed in order to properly prime), and finally push the button again to turn the filter pump off.
Does the Pro Logic™ provide freeze protection?
The Pro Logic™ can turn various outputs on when freezing temperatures are detected. This function is fully programmable including which outputs will turn on and also the temperature threshold. This freeze protection is normally adequate for area that experience infrequent freezing conditions with temperatures that don't dip to far below 32ºF (0ºC). For all other systems, the pools should be shut down per normal procedures for the winter.
How do I ensure my cleaner boost pump turns off when I switch to spa operation or manually turn off the filter pump?
This can easily be accomplished by enabling the "interlock" feature while configuring the control logic for the cleaner pump relay. "Interlock" will automatically turn the relay off when the filter pump is off; during the first 3 minutes of filter pump operation (while the filter pump is priming); during spa-only or spa spillover operation; and also for 3 mintues when the solar heating turns on (to prevent the air that is being purged from the solar panels to cause the cleaner pump to lose its prime). Once this function in programmed as part of the system configuration, you'll never have to worry again!
Can I have a remote display(s) inside my house?
Yes, all models are compatible with optional wired remote display/keypads designed to be mounted on a wall inside the house. Up to 3 of these remotes can be wired up to 500" away from the pool equipment pad. In addition, the "PS-x" models also have optional wireless wall-mount and wireless table-top display/keypads. The table-top unit has rechargable batteries that make it fully portable--it can be temporarily taken outside near the pool but it is not waterproof and must be protected from splashing and rain. All Pro Logic™ display/keypads allow you to see the complete status of your pool/spa, program automatic features, or manually override any program with the simple press of a button.
Are there remote displays for poolside (spaside) use?
Yes, all models are compatible with optional wireless spaside remotes (AQL-SS-RF). These are remotes are designed to be left in the spa--they're waterproof and they float! You can manually control the filter pump, valves, lights and 2 auxiliary function from this remote.
In addition, the "PS-x" models also have optional wireless table top display/keypad with recharagable batteries that make it fully portable--it can be temporarily taken outside near the pool but it is not waterproof and must be protected from splashing and rain. The Pro Logic™ table-top display/keypad allows you to see the complete status of your pool/spa, program automatic features, or manually override any program with the simple press of a button.
Is electric (salt) chlorination available with all Pro Logic™ models?
Yes, all Pro Logic™ models have the built-in electronics necessary --simply purchase the optional AQL-CL kit consisting of the Turbo Cell and flow switch and your Pro Logic™ system will supply all of the chlorine needs for your pool (up to 40,000 gallons).
Can I chlorinate a pool larger than 40,000 gallons?
Yes, if your pool is larger than the rated 40,000 gallon capacity, additional Aqua Rite Electronic Chlorine Generators can be wired to the filter pump relay. Each Aqua Rite® chlorinator will sanitize an additional 40,000 gallons.
Does the Electronic Chlorination take up one of the output functions? How about the heater?
No and no. The high voltage outputs for controlling pool automation are in addition to the heater and chlorinator functions.
Can I control my pool heaters?
The PL-P-4 model can control a single conventional heater (gas or heatpump). The PL-PS-x models can all control up to 2 conventional heaters. All Pro Logic™ systems can also be programmed to control a solar pool heating system in addition to the conventional heaters.
The Pro Logic™ can be programmed for separate pool and spa temperatures for each heater. Also each heater can be programmed "OFF". A typical use for these feature might be a pool/spa combination system where the gas heater is used to rapidly heat the spa (the gas heater is programmed "OFF" for pool operation) while the heatpump is used to economically heat the pool (the heatpump is programmed "OFF" for spa operation). The Pro Logic™ is designed with flexibility to allow you to control your pool/spa almost any way you can imagine.
The programable "heater cooldown" function will keep the filter pump running for a short period after the heater(s) turn on to allow the heater core to cool down to air temperature.
For pools that are being heated by heatpumps, the Pro Logic™ can be programmed with the "heater extend" feature that will keep the filter pump running past its normal turn-off time if the pool is not up the desired temperature. This will keep the heatpump working as long as is required in order to heat the pool.
Will the Pro Logic™ work with my solar pool heating system?
Yes, the Pro Logic™ can control solar heating systems that utilize either a valve (you will need to purchase a valve actuator) or a booster pump. Individual temperature settings can be programmed for the pool and spa. In addition, the Pro Logic™ can be configured with advanced solar control features such as "solar extend" that will keep the filter pump running at the end of the normal filtration time if solar heat is still available; and "solar priority" that will automatically disable the conventional heater(s) when solar is available in order to ensure that solar handles the majority of the heating load.