Product Review: The SunTouch Pool, Spa, & Solar Control System

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The SunTouch Pool, Spa, & Solar Control System

A pool control system helps pool owners automate certain functions of their swimming pools, spas, and other backyard equipment. This not only gives the pool owner more time to enjoy the outdoors but also helps conserve energy costs by automating essential pool and spa functions.   

The SunTouch® Pool, Spa, & Solar Control System by Pentair Water Pool and Spa®  is specially-designed to provide simple, economical control of pool and spa heating (including solar heating)  and filtration. With the touch of a few buttons, you can quickly program your pool and spa filtration and heating cycles to fit your schedule. However, the SunTouch is flexible, allowing you to change programs or switch to manual mode for spontaneous use of your pool or spa. 

The SunTouch solar mode offers automatic solar heating control using a differential temperature control designed especially for solar-heated pools and spas. A solar nocturnal cooling control helps optimize heat control at night; whenever solar energy is available, the SunTouch will automatically activate a motorized three-port solar valve which controls water flow direction and pump water through the solar collectors. The filter pump timer can be set so the filter pump is operating during the time of day when solar energy is available. 

The SunTouch, which retails for $499.99, can also be used to schedule operation of your automatic pool cleaner and pool lights.

Posted: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 @ 6:56 pm
Categories: Pool Equipment, Product Reviews.
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2 Responses to “Product Review: The SunTouch Pool, Spa, & Solar Control System”

  1. Allen Pastryk Says:

    I’ve heard good things about your company. I’d like to know reputable dealers in the Tucson, AZ area who install your system.

  2. rlynn Says:

    Thanks for your post! While we can’t connect you with dealers, you can educate prospective installers about the SunTouch pool control system and obtain quotes using this blog and additional information from the Pentair website at, particularly the owner’s manual which is located at