Need Help With Integrating a Pond Feature Into Pool Equipment...
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I am adding a small pond / waterbowl feature and would like to run it off of my existing pool equipment (pool has no spa). My current equipment consists of an Pentair IntelliFlo VS pump and Pentair salt water chlorination system. The pool is 24'L x 12'W x 6'D and there is a 36" sheer descent waterfall that spills into it which is currently on the same waterlines as the pool (i.e., no diverter). What's being added is a pond / water-bowl feature that is in a different part of the yard. This feature consists of a waterbowl that spills into a 336 Gallon (45 CuFt) pond. The waterbowl has about 24" of spillway and we're just looking for a gentle flow of water from the spillway into the pond (not a lot of throw). I also intend to add a Pentair EasyToucvh automation controller to manage the pool, pond, and a couple of tiki torches. So my questions are as follows:

1) given that the pool and pond will have different 'flow' needs, as well as the desire to operate them separately or together, can the differing flow configurations be programmed into the IntelliFlo VS pump, or should this be done at the diverter valve level with something like the pentair IntelliValve?

2) if the IntelliValve is the recommended route then does the version of the Pentair EasyTouch controller need to be one that includes an actuator, or can the valve be controlled by one of the controller's available relays?

3) perhaps a stupid question, but does the IntelliValve contain the diverter itself, or does it need to be coupled with a separate diverter (i.e., is the IntelliValve physically manipulate the diverter valve it is attached to?)?

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1. You may want to consider a
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Tech, Pentair
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1. You may want to consider a dual body automation system if the pond is being isolated from the pool and running separate? If the pond and the pump are tied into each other, then use the Easytouch pool/spa combination, if I'm correct, you are running the two bodies separate then you will need an additional pump and a valve actuator to control the water feature?

2. You have the option for either one of the two valve actuator Pentair manufactures. The Easytouch single body system has the option to run an auxiliary valve (A or B).

3. The intellivalve is added on to a diverter valve that creates automatic control without manually turning the valve.

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