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ECOMMAND 4 Programming Flow Chart

default menu day and time
Hayward
water temperature
air temperature
chlorinator setting
denotes conditional items
ECOMMAND 4
salt level
reason pump is running (not scheduled) Automation
reason hi-speed is running (not scheduled)
countdown time remaining
heater control status
system manual off
check system error
filter speed

settings menu spa heater1 temperature
pool heater1 temperature
spa solar temperature
pool solar temperature
superchlorinate
spa chlorinator setting
pool chlorinator setting
spa high/low speed
pool high/low speed
day and time
backlit display light
beeper
teach wireless remote
wireless channel

timers menu pool filter pump1 or hi-speed
pool filter pump2 or lo-speed
spa
lights
aux1
aux2
valve3
superchlorinate

diagnostic menu salt level
water sensor
air sensor
solar sensor
main software revision
display software revision
filter bridge/vsc software revision
RF base software revision
Installation Manual
for models
configuration menu chlorinator
pool/spa
filter
heater1
HPC-4
solar
lights
HPC-4-ACT
aux1
aux2
HPC-4-RC
valve3
7-day or weekend/weekday timeclock
HPC-4-ACT-RC
12 hour or 24 hour time format
ºF or ºC
reset to default

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E-Command products to be free of defects in materials and workmanship, under normal use and service for a period of
three (3) years. This warranty is applicable from the initial date of installation on private residential swimming pools in
When using this electrical equipment, basic safety precautions should always be the US and Canada. The warranty is not transferable and applies to the original owner only.
followed, including the following:
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WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS:
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1. Material supplied or workmanship performed by others in process of installation.

2. Damage resulting from improper installation including installation on pools larger than the product rating.
• A green colored terminal marked “Earth Ground” is located inside the wiring
compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this terminal must be 3. Problems resulting from failure to install, operate or maintain the product(s) in accordance with the recommendations
connected to the grounding means provided in the electric supply service contained in the owners manual(s).
panel with a continuous copper wire equivalent in size to the circuit conductors
supplying the equipment. 4. Problems resulting from failure to maintain pool water chemistry in accordance with the recommendations in the
owners manual(s).
• A wire connector is provided on this unit to connect a minimum 8 AWG (8.4
mm2) solid copper conductor between this unit and any metal equipment, 5. Problems resulting from tampering, accident, abuse, negligence, unauthorized repairs or alternations, fire, flood,
metal enclosures of electrical equipment, metal water pipe, or conduit within lightning, freezing, external water, degradation of natural stone used in or immediately adjacent to a pool or spa, war
or acts of God.
5 feet (1.5m) of the unit, to connect the equipment assembly or spa to a
circuit protected by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter. DISCLAIMER. THE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY ABOVE CONSTITUTES THE ENTIRE WARRANTY OF
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these terminals with an insulated or bare copper conductor not smaller than 8 WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, DAMAGE TO OR
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similar hardware within 3 meters of the pool, spa or hot tub shall be bonded to
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the equipment grounding bus with copper conductors not smaller than 8 AWG WARRANTY ON BEHALF OF GOLDLINE.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Before You Begin................................................................... 1
Installation Steps.................................................................... 1

1. Mounting ECOMMAND 4 Control Center............................................ 2
Equipment Temperature Sensors............................................................ 2
Optional Wireless Remote Control...................................... 2
Optional Base Station............................................................ 3
Optional Valve Actuators........................................................ 3

2. Plumbing Plumbing Configuration.......................................................... 4

3. Electrical Main Service........................................................................... 5
Wiring Grounding and Bonding........................................................ 5
Circuit Breaker Installation and Wiring................................ 6
General Purpose Outlet......................................................... 6
ECOMMAND 4 Control Power.............................................. 6
High Voltage Pool Equipment............................................... 7
Low Voltage Wiring................................................................ 8

4. Configuration Configuration Menu............................................................... 14

5. System Startup Before Startup........................................................................ 24
and Checkout Heater Checkout.................................................................... 24
Service Mode......................................................................... 25

6. Warranty ECOMMAND 4 Limited Warranty........................................ 28

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Electrical Wiring (page 6) Main service Grounding and bonding Circuit breakers ECOMMAND 4 control power 1 26 . -2P (2” pos. HPC-4-ACT-RC only) What’s NOT Included Some of the additional items that you may need to complete an installation include: Circuit breakers None are included with control—see page 6 and inside of door for suitable breakers Wire 4-conductor cable (electronics unit to external chlorination) Wire/conduit for 100A service from main panel to ECOMMAND 4 Wire/conduit for filter pump and other high voltage loads Wire for bonding Miscellaneous Mounting hardware (screws. ECOMMAND 4 configuration (page 14) 2. Mounting the equipment (page 2) ECOMMAND 4 main unit High Voltage pool equipment Temperature sensors Low voltage wiring (temperature sen- Optional Remote Control sors. Plumbing (page 4) 5. etc. (Included with HPC-4-ACT. (5m) cable.Order Separately AQL2-SS-RF Wireless Spa Side Remote Control (Included with HPC-4-RC. seal). etc. HPC-4-ACT-RC) AQL2-BASE-RF Base Station required if using AQL2-SS-RF (Included with HPC-4-RC.) for mounting ECOMMAND 4 Valves (use standard Hayward.5” pos. Introduction Before You Begin What’s Included Before attempting to install the ECOMMAND 4 system. or Jandy valves) Additional valve actuators Accessory Products .) Optional Base Station Valve actuators (if applicable) 4. Pentair/Compool. HPC-4-ACT-RC) AQL-DIM Light Dimmer Relay GVA-24 Valve Actuator V&A-xx Valve & Actuator (xx=1P (1. heater. hose clamp (2) Goldline GVA-24 actuators (HPC-4-ACT. HPC-4-ACT-RC only) (1) Goldline AQL2-BASE-RF/AQL2-SS-RF remote control (HPC-4-RC. seal). HPC-4-ACT-RC) Installation Steps Details on each installation step are presented on the following pages: 1. check that the following components have been included in the package: ECOMMAND 4 Electronics Unit (3) Temperature sensors with 15 ft. System Startup and checkout (page 24) General Pool Equipment 3.

you can verify the “heater cooldown” feature (optional . A solar sensor is required if the solar function is enabled. Push the SERVICE button once more to exit out of Service mode. 1. Do not mount the ECOMMAND 4 inside a panel Operation Manual. The minutes remaining. if • The pump will automatically turn off at the end of the 5 minute heater cooldown period. 3. HPC-4- ACT-RC) The ECOMMAND 4 is compatible with AQL2-SS-RF wireless remote control only. control must be mounted a minimum of 5 ft. but will not turn any output on. Mounting the Equipment • The heater should turn off (“Heater” LED off) and the “Filter” LED will flash to indicated heater cooldown is active. Because the enclosure also acts as a heat sink (disperses heat from inside the box).) is operating properly: • Press the “Filter” button once (for 2 speed pumps. The maximum distance between the wireless remote and the base station on the ECOMMAND 4 main control unit is 400 feet (120m) line of sight or 200 feet (60m) through walls. ECOMMAND 4 Control Center • The display will periodically indicate that the filter pump is on for heater cooldown and show the The ECOMMAND 4 is contained in a raintight enclosure that is suitable for outdoor mounting. The AQL2-SS-RF floats and can be left in the water for easy access. 2. mount the sensor near the solar collector array so that it is exposed to the same sunlight as the collectors. 4. system. The AQL2-SS-RF is a waterproof portable remote control that is designed to be used in and around the pool/spa area. the buttons on the optional spa side remote will turn outputs off. Temperature Sensors Heater control outputs and solar control outputs are prevented from turning on if the water temperature Three sensors are included with the ECOMMAND 4. test operation before installing the remote. Optional AQL2-SS-RF Remote Control (included with HPC-4-RC. 1. Solar Sensor For solar applications. All wireless models require the user to run the “Teach Wireless” routine in the Settings Menu. Air Sensor Mount the air sensor outdoors. (2 meters) horizontal distance from the pool/spa (or more. In service mode. Service operation as described Water Sensor above will continue for 3 hours. push the SERVICE button once on the main unit keypad. cover the sensor and 3” (6cm) of pipe on either side with insulation and white paint.3. Service Mode When selecting a location. 25 2 . For more detailed instructions on control and operation of the ECOMMAND 4 system. (5m) long. Insert sensor until O-ring collar sits flush on the hole. Use additional cable (20 AWG) if necessary. ! IMPORTANT: Mount the air sensor out of direct sunlight. This will initially turn all outputs off and then allow you to turn outputs on/off manually at the main display (only). note that the standard cables supplied with the temperature sensors. Do not overtighten. and valve Service mode disables all automatic control operation and is intended to be used when servicing the pool actuators (if applicable) are all 15 ft. this may require 2 pushes of the “Filter” button). This information can be found in the ECOMMAND 4 Operation Manual. If in doubt about the distance. or tightly enclosed area. refer to the it is important not to block the four sides of the control. at all times for proper operation. Position hose clamp over the sensor and gently tighten until O-ring makes an adequate seal. For maximum temperature accuracy. Once the heater is running. etc. Pushing the SERVICE button again will enter a timed service mode. A single AQL2-BASE-RF Base Station must be installed on the ECOMMAND 4 in order to use this remote control. This sensor is used to measure the pool/spa temperature and is installed in the filtration plumbing after the filter but before either the solar or conventionally fueled heaters—refer to the plumbing overview diagram. then automatically return to normal operation. To enter service mode. Drill a 3/8” (10mm) diameter hole in the PVC piping and remove all chips and burrs. The Control Center is designed to mount vertically on a flat surface with the knock- outs facing downward. A water sensor and an air sensor must be installed exceeds 104ºF (40ºC).see Configuration Menu/Heater Config. local codes require).

All wiring is performed according to NEC and local codes. To install the base station. 3. HPC-4-ACT-RC) For optional actuators used with the ECOMMAND 4—note that the internal cams in the actuator may 1. 1. Also refer to the Base Station manual and the Before Startup diagram on page 13. also have to be adjusted depending on the way the actuator is mounted on the valve and the desired valve 2. remove the knockout on the upper left side of the ECOMMAND 4 main control unit. and then tighten the nut from the inside. • The filter pump is running. If not. RETURN SUCTION Program Automatic Operation Refer to the programming flow chart on the back cover of this manual for a listing of the available menus OUT OUT IN IN and the items included in each menu.Optional Base Station (included with HPC-4-RC. • If a heater bypass valve is installed. Properly rated circuit breakers are installed in the ECOMMAND 4 subpanel. HPC-4-ACT-RC) 5. • The heater temperature setting is set as high as possible (usually 104ºF/40ºC). The ECOMMAND 4 is properly grounded and bonded. check that water is flowing through the heater. System Startup and Checkout The AQL2-BASE-RF optional base station must be installed if the AQL2-SS-RF is used. if not. • If the pool has solar heat and the solar priority feature is enabled (Configuration Menu/Solar Config) then solar must be off in order for the heater to fire. The ECOMMAND 4 is properly configured to control all desired functions. action. Check that the heater is running. • The heater temperature setting is at least 2ºF greater than the water temperature (Settings Menu / Pool Heater & Spa Heater). go directly to step 2. 3 24 . • Some heaters also have internal switches or jumpers that have to be set correctly for remote control operation—refer to the heater manual and also “Heater Control” (page 8). • The ECOMMAND 4 control output is properly connected to the heater control (see ”Heater Control” wiring. 2. then check the follow- ing: • The heater is enabled (Configuration Menu/Heater Config. 4. insert the base station. Before starting the ECOMMAND 4 for the first time. Also note that some heat pumps actually have be set to the lowest possible temperature. If the “Heater” LED is illuminated. page 8). • Heater is turned on (“Kill Switch” is in the “ON” position). Check that the ECOMMAND 4 is calling for the heater to turn on as indicated by the “Heater” LED being illuminated.). Settings Menu Heater and/or solar thermostat settings Chlorinator settings (if applicable) Day and Time IN OUT Timers Menu (Common) (Common) Timeclock and/or Countdown timer settings Heater Checkout Follow these instructions to verify that the ECOMMAND 4 is properly controlling the heater. then check: • Power is supplied to the heater. be sure that the following items have been com- pleted: Optional Valve Actuators (included with HPC-4-ACT. The easiest way to force solar off is to go to the Settings Menu / Pool Solar & Spa Solar and temporarily lower the temperature settings below the current water temperature.

The ECOMMAND 4 can be programmed to accommodate spa spillover. If “Weekend/Weekdays” option is selected then the user can enter one set of TEMPERATURE SENSOR turn-on/turn-off times for the weekend (fixed as Saturday/Sunday) and another set of turn. This is the speed of the pump that has been selected in the Settings Menu for normal filter operation. SOLAR BOOST PUMP CHECK on/turn-off times for weekdays (Monday through Friday). 3. HIGH VOLTAGE LIGHTS All Timeclocks Toggle between 7-day (default) and Weekend/Weekday time options High Voltage Relays Valve Outputs 7-day Move to previous/next configuration menu Filter Pump Pool/Spa Suction TRANSFORMER LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTS Lights Pool/Spa Return Aux 1 Valve 3 Aux 2 FIBER OPTIC This selection affects ALL of the timeclock logic in the ECOMMAND 4. If “7-day” is LIGHT SOURCE COLOR WHEEL selected. if desired. 5. not reset) POP-UP Config. 23 4 . 2. The temperature will only be displayed when the filter pump is running. Plumbing “Settings Menu”. select: Pool and Spa 1. If any water feature or pressure side cleaner boost pumps are used. The plumbing diagram above is intended to be used as a general guideline and is not a complete plumbing schematic for the pool. not reset) FEATURE SPA JET IN-FLOOR PUMP CLEANER Are you sure? Reset all configuration parameters PUMP + to proceed SPA Move to previous/next menu (config. be sure to enable the “interlock” feature (see “Configuration Menu” for details) to ensure that the pumps operate only when the filter pump is on and the system is in the “pool only” operating mode. 4. A conventional heater (gas or heat pump) and solar can be used to heat both the pool and the spa. Refer to the diagram below. If an alternate speed is desired when the Valve3 output is on.. This function is NOT reversible--be careful. reset SKIM OVERFLOW RETURN SPILLOVER JET VALVE PUMP Move to previous/next configuration menu WATER Confirmed WATER MAIN POOL POP-UP POP-UP FEATURE FEATURE DRAIN ENERGY Use this function to erase all previous system configuration and reset all configuration SUCTION CLEANER SAVER PRESSURE NON-BOOST PRESSURE PRESSURE CLEANER CLEANER parameters back to the factory default values. 7. Pool or spa operation is controlled by two 3-way valves (suction and return). If the chlorinator cell is plumbed prior to the pool/spa return valve. Valve3 Pump Speed This is the speed of the pump when the Valve3 output is on. then both the pool and the spa can be chlorinated (only when optional external chlorination is used). The water sensor should be installed prior to any heater or solar and will display either the pool or the spa temperature. 6. These systems use a single filter pump and filter. depending on the current operation of the pool. The air sensor must be installed if the freeze protection feature is enabled for the filter. push Pool/Spa system configuration “+” or “-” and select from “Lowest” to “Highest” in 5% increments. CLEANER POP-UP Some important notes regarding the ECOMMAND 4 control of Standard Pool/Spa systems: Pool/Spa Setup In Pool/Spa Config. The default selection is 2. valves or aux outputs or if the chlorinator is enabled. The choices are the Settings Menu speed and a speed that is unique to the Valve3 output only. each timeclock will have one set of turn-on/turn-off settings that operate every day SOLAR of the week. VALVE MANUAL if optional Aqua Rite or VALVE CHECK VALVE HEATER Swimpure external chlorination POOL/SPA SUCTION control is used VALVE FILTER Time Format Toggle between 12 hour AM/PM (default) and 24 hour time format options CHECK VALVE (prevents draining FILTER SOLAR VALVE CELL FLOW SWITCH 12 hour AM/PM PUMP Move to previous/next configuration menu of raised spas) MANUAL POOL SWEEP Units Toggle between ºF and PPM (default) and ºC and g/L (Metric) options VALVE POOL/SPA HEATER POOL/SPA BOOST PUMP ºF and PPM POOL VACUUM TEMPERATURE BYPASS MANUAL Move to previous/next configuration menu VALVE SENSOR VALVE (manual) VALVE RETURN VALVE TWO-WAY VALVE WATER SPA FEATURE BLOWER VALVE WATER CHECK ENERGY FEATURE VALVE FILTER (prevents draining PUMP of raised spas) Reset Config. to Initiate reset of all configuration parameters ISOLATED WATER Default Press + Move to previous/next configuration menu (config.

remote keypad. 3. 5 22 . -Ensure that Power is disconnected prior to doing any wiring Valve3=Aux2 – the valve operates whenever the Aux2 relay is on. Aux1 and Aux2 Solar Move to next menu item Receiver Connector External Chlorinator Display/Keypad for all functions except solar and super chlorinate (requires Aqua Rite) Valve3 Interlock Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Valve3 Interlock Disabled Move to next menu item Sensor Input for all functions except super chlorinate Heater Output Valve3 Freeze Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Valve3 Freeze Disabled Move to previous/next configuration menu Valve Connector only if filter pump is set to variable and relay type is set to standard Valve3 Pump Spd Select between Settings Menu (default) and the desired pump speed Settings Menu Move to previous/next configuration menu High Voltage Valve3 Function Relays Timeclock (default) – the valve turns on/off at the times set for the valve3 timeclock in the Subpanel Timers Menu (see Operations Manual). In-Floor Cleaner – the valve switches the water returning to the pool between the in-floor cleaner and the normal return jets which facilitate efficient surface skimming. Also Protection is enabled and the AIR temperature falls sensor falls below the selected freeze ground each piece of high voltage (120 or 240VAC) equipment that is connected to the ECOMMAND 4 temperature threshold. The ECOMMAND 4 should also be connected to the pool bonding water. N. In-floor Cleaner. Lights. A lug for bonding (2 for Canada) is provided on the “Filter Pump Config. as well as providing direct input power to the Control Center. Interlock is not available for solar ECOMMAND 4 circuit breaker base. IMPORTANT: this only enables operation of the valve3 output during freeze--see the system by an 8AWG (6AWG for Canada) wire. The ECOMMAND 4 Control Center requires both high and low voltage connections. Wireless Base Filter. Always: Valve3=Aux1 – the valve operates whenever the Aux1 relay is on. etc. High voltage connections will be made to pumps. menu for proper operation to occur. The connection at the main house panel should be to a 240VAC or super chlorinate. sensors. Control Power Solar – the valve operates when the filter pump is running and solar heat is available and the Input water is less than the desired temperature setting. Electrical Wiring Valve3 Config. this feature will override the function (timeclock or in-floor cleaner) selected Main Service (Power to the Circuit Breaker Subpanel) above and turn the valve off when: the filter pump is off. Solar heating must be enabled in the “Solar Config. Solar. connections will be made to actuators.” menu to enable freeze protection for the main circulation system. circuit breaker rated at 100A maximum. The valve will operate the in-floor cleaner for the first half of each clock hour and then switch to the jets/ skimming for the last half of the hour. etc. first 3 minutes of filter pump The ECOMMAND 4 circuit breaker subpanel is rated for 100A service. Low voltage Valve3=Lights – the valve operates whenever the Lights relay is on. If Freeze Connect a ground wire from the primary electrical panel to the ECOMMAND 4 ground bus bar. -Follow all local and NEC (CEC if applicable) codes -Use copper conductors only Valve3 Interlock If “Enabled”. or for the first 3 minutes after (L1. L2. outside/bottom of the ECOMMAND 4 enclosure. the ECOMMAND 4 will turn on the valve to allow circulation of the control relays or circuit breakers. Push to access Valve3 options + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu Valve3 Function Rotates between Timeclock (default). Valve3 Freeze Protection Grounding and Bonding This function protects the pool and plumbed equipment against freeze damage. and ground) from the primary house electrical panel to the main power connections on the solar turns on (allows air in the solar panels to be purged). Valve3=Filter – the valve operates whenever the Filter relay is on. lights.. Run properly rated conductors operation (allows the pump to prime and get water flowing).

” knockouts on the lower right side of the ECOMMAND 4 enclosure. It is very important that the “2-speed” filter pump option be selected under the “Filter Config. Aux1 Freeze Protection This function protects the pool. When “Dimmer” is selected. the receptacle should be menu for proper operation to occur. Murray MP-T MP-T MH-T MH-T MP-GT LX100FP 25lb-in Timeclock – the aux relay will turn-on and turn-off at the times set for the aux1 timeclock in the Timers Menu. connect a standard receptacle to a GFCB. Interlock is not available for solar. this feature will override the function (Manual On/Off. This is the speed of the pump that has been selected in the Settings Menu for normal filter operation. a GFCI type. Per code. Aux1 Interlock If “Enabled”. If Freeze Factory Protection is enabled and the AIR temperature sensor falls below the selected freeze Prewired temperature threshold. The AUX button can also be used to turn the output off. Countdown Timer. or for the first 3 minutes after solar turns on (allows air in the solar panels to be purged). when the pool/spa suction return valves are in any position other than “pool only”. Note that only one button can be assigned to this function. Solar – the aux relay operates a solar booster pump which will turn on when the filter pump General Purpose Outlet is running and solar heat is available and the water is less than the desired temperature If desired. first 3 minutes of filter pump operation (allows the pump to prime and get water flowing). There is no automatic control logic. Alternatively. The choices are the Settings Menu speed and a speed that is unique to the Aux1 output only.” menu to enable freeze protection for the main circulation system. super chlorinate or dimmer. the ECOMMAND 4 will turn on the aux relay to circulate the water. and the Aux1 output is manually turned on. Countdown Timer – the aux relay will turn on when the AUX button is pressed and then will turn off automatically after a programmed time (see Timers Menu. Wired 21 6 . If an alternate speed is desired when the Aux1 output is on. and equipment against freeze damage. Note that some pool equipment may be required to be connected to ground fault circuit breakers—check local and NEC (CEC) codes. Operation Manual). IMPORTANT: this only enables operation of the AUX output during freeze--see the “Filter 120. a duplex receptacle with weatherproof cover (supplied by installer) may be installed in the setting. ECOMMAND 4 Control Power The ECOMMAND 4 requires 120VAC. push Field “+” or “-” and select from “Lowest” to “Highest” in 5% increments. The optional AQL-DIM dimmer kit must be installed if “Dimmer” is desired. The level is saved for the next time the aux1 output is turned from off to on. This power Aux1 Relay should be connected to a circuit breaker rated at 125% of the intended load or the next higher size This feature allows the user to select either “Standard” (default) or “Dimmer” type relay for available. rather than using the Settings Menu. plumbing. low speed filter pump. Circuit Breaker Installation and Wiring Aux1 Function Circuit breakers are to be supplied by the installer. Super Chlorinate – if “Chlorinator” is enabled. The default selection is “Settings Menu”. this option allows the user to start a Super Chlorinate cycle when the Aux button is pressed. SUITABLE LISTED BREAKERS Tightening Manufacturer Single Double Twin Quad GFCB Filler Plates Torque Low Speed of a 2-speed Filter Pump – the ECOMMAND 4 will operate the aux relay whenever Siemens QP QP QT QT QPF QF3 25lb-in the low speed operation of the filter pump is required. the Aux1 output. Refer to the circuit breaker chart below for a list of Manual On/Off (default)—the aux relay will alternate between turning on and off when the suitable circuit breakers that can be used.” Menu for proper operation. It is important to note that “Solar Control” must be enabled in the “Solar Config. Follow the code and the circuit breaker manufacturer’s rating aux button is pressed. requirements regarding the size and temperature rating for wiring. the “+” and “-” buttons adjust the level from 20% to 100% (default). Aux1 Pump Speed This is the speed of the pump when the Aux1 output is on. 2A power to operate the control logic circuits. The AUX button can also be used to turn the output on and off. 2VA Pump Config. selected above and turn the aux1 off when: filter pump is off. Timeclock).

The choices are the Settings Menu speed and a speed that is unique to the Lights output only. This is the speed of the pump that has been selected in the Settings Menu for normal filter operation. The default selection is the control logic according to the instructions on page 14. to enable freeze protection for the main circulation system. The level is saved for the next Load Load Load time the lights are turned from off to on. Lights Relay This feature allows the user to select either “Standard” (default) or “Dimmer” type relay for the Lights output. the “+” 240 VAC 120 VAC 120 VAC and “-” buttons adjust the level from 20% to 100% (default). Countdown Timer. IMPORTANT: this ! WARNING: Do not use the ECOMMAND 4 to control an automatic pool cover. this feature will override the function (Manual On/Off. the ECOMMAND 4 will energize the lights relay.Filter. low speed filter pump. “Settings Menu”. push “+” or “-” and select from “Lowest” to “Highest” in 5% increments. or for the first 3 minutes after solar turns on (allows air in the solar panels to be purged). only enables operation of the lights relay during freeze--see the “Filter Pump Config. Solar. Countdown Timer. Aux1 Function Low Speed. High Voltage (120/240V) Pool Equipment Note that only one button can be assigned to this function. 7 20 . Push to access Aux options Hi Speed + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu Common Filter Ground Pump Rotates between Manual On/Off (default). The optional AQL-DIM dimmer kit must be installed if “Dimmer” is desired. Lights Interlock If enabled. Timeclock) selected above and turn the lights relay off when: filter pump is off. For lighting systems that have both a light source and relay type is set to standard and color wheel. Settings Menu Move to previous/next configuration menu ! WARNING: Do not use the ECOMMAND 4 to control an automatic pool cover. Refer to the diagram below for typical relay wiring. super chlorinate or dimmer. Swimmers may become entrapped underneath the cover. and the Lights output is manually turned on. Two speed filter pump: Requires 2 relays (FILTER plus one of the AUX relays) for proper operation of Lights Pump Speed both speeds. All ECOMMAND 4 relays are double pole (they make/break both “legs” of 240V circuits) and are rated at 3HP/30A at 240V (1½HP/30A at 120V). and Super Chlorinate Manual On/Off Move to next menu item for manual on/off. only if filter pump is set to variable Low voltage lights will require an external transformer. and low speed L2 Aux1 Interlock Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Aux1 Interlock L1 Disable Move to next menu item G for all functions except dimmer relay. and low speed Aux1 Freeze Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled Aux1 Freeze Disable Move to previous/next configuration menu Lights: A ground fault circuit breaker must be used to supply power for high voltage pool/spa lighting. When “Dimmer” is selected. countdown timer and timeclock functions Aux1 Relay Toggle between Standard (default) and Dimmer Standard Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu for all functions except dimmer relay. Timeclock. Lo Speed 2-Speed Aux1 Config. this option allows the user to start a Super Chlorinate cycle when the Lights button is pressed. If an alternate speed is desired when the Lights output is on. Super Chlorinate – if “Chlorinator” is enabled. Pool Equipment Pool Equipment Pool Equipment If Freeze Protection is enabled and the AIR temperature sensor falls below the selected freeze temperature threshold. first 3 minutes of filter pump operation (allows the pump to prime and get water flowing). ! IMPORTANT: Be sure to follow the wiring diagram below AND to configure This is the speed of the pump when the Lights output is on. solar N super chlorinate. super chlorinate. rather than using the Settings Menu.” menu Swimmers may become entrapped underneath the cover. NOTE: The configuration parameters for the Aux2 output are the same as shown below for Aux1. when the pool/spa suction return valves are in any position other than “pool only”. Lights Freeze Protection Wiring relays for 240 VAC Wiring relays for 120 VAC Wiring GFCB for 120 VAC This function helps protect equipment that is wired to the lights relay against freeze damage. connect the light source to the “Lights” relay and then connect the color wheel to one of Aux1 Pump Spd Select between Settings Menu (default) and the desired pump speed the AUX outputs. Interlock is not available for solar.

Solar. 908-355-7995. and Super Chlorinate Manual On/Off Move to next menu item for manual on/off. Two of the valve outputs are Manual On/Off (default)—the lights relay will alternate between turning on and off when dedicated to the pool/spa suction (Valve2) and return (Valve1) valves. (solar. and low speed Lights Interlock Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Lights Interlock Disable Move to next menu item for all functions except dimmer relay. Countdown Timer. Refer to the diagrams and the information on the menu for proper operation to occur. The relay will be on when the filter pump output is on. The Filter relay is used to supply input power to the for the first 3 minutes after solar heat turns on. and low speed power to VSC Lights Freeze Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Lights Freeze Disable Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu only if filter pump is set to variable and relay type is set to standard Lights Pump Spd Select between Settings Menu (default) and the desired pump speed Settings Menu Move to previous/next configuration menu Lights Function Although designated as the “Lights” output. in-floor cleaner.Filter. Goldline offers the AQ-SOL-KIT-xx solar kit that contains a valve. It is very important that the “2-speed” filter pump option be selected under the “Filter Config. The manuals supplied with most heaters also include specific wiring instructions for connecting pump is running and solar heat is available and the water is less than the desired temperature the heater to an external control (usually identified as “2-wire” remote control). The ECOMMAND 4 is compatible with standard valve actuators manufactured by Hayward. contact Goldline Tech support. etc. and Jandy. following pages for more details on the connection to several popular heaters. Countdown Timer—the lights relay will turn on when the LIGHTS button is pressed. Low Speed of a 2-Speed Filter Pump. Valve Actuators The ECOMMAND 4 can control up to three automatic valve actuators. the function of the lights relay is similar to the aux1 and aux2 relays. water feature. The function of each option is shown below. and extra temperature sensor. Low Speed. See diagram on page 5 for the location of valve connectors.” heaters. If pool lights are wired to the lights relay. The ECOMMAND 4 provides a set of low voltage dry contacts that can be connected to most gas heaters or heat pumps with 24V control circuits. lights relay will turn off automatically after a programmed time (see Timers Menu in Operation actuator. + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu Lights Function Rotates between Manual On/Off (default). Control (VSC) includes high voltage input wiring. The LIGHTS button can also Heater Control be used to turn the output on and off. Allow Low Speed Hayward Variable Speed Filter Pump: Proper installation of the Hayward TriStar Variable Speed This menu only appears if the pool filter is configured for 2-speed or variable speed operation. The For installations with solar heating. 19 8 . solar super chlorinate. communication wiring. Push to access Lights options diagnostic function. -1P 1. some options including Solar function. The LIGHTS button can also be used to turn the output off. It is important to note that “Solar Control” must be enabled in the “Solar Config. During default operation. Timeclock. VSC pump control. Lights Interlock and Lights Freeze Protection will not be necessary and should be disabled. When the filter pump output is off. Valve3 is for general purpose use the LIGHTS button is pressed. countdown timer and timeclock functions Lights Relay Toggle between Standard (default) and Dimmer Standard Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu for all functions except dimmer relay. 220 VAC input super chlorinate. Note that when the filter pump relay is off (power off to the VSC). There is no automatic control logic. the ECOMMAND 4 will not display errors or diagnostics for the pump. The filter pump relay must be on for Lights Config.” Menu for proper operation. Timeclock – the lights relay will turn-on and turn-off at the times set for the lights timeclock in the Timers Menu (see Timers Menu in Operation Manual). If Allow Refer to the following diagram for proper input wiring to the VSC. If no pool lights are used. The “xx” indicates the valve type from the 3 choices below: Manual). Wiring from the 220V breaker must Low Speed is enabled. and menu configuration/settings. the relay will be off. the lights relay can Low Voltage Wiring be used to control other pool devices that may require these options. Refer to the diagram on the following page for a generic Solar – the lights relay can operate a solar booster pump which will turn on when the filter connection. For millivolt or line voltage setting.5” Positive Seal Low Speed of a 2-speed Filter Pump – the ECOMMAND 4 will turn on the lights relay -2P 2” Positive Seal whenever the low speed operation of the filter pump is required. high speed mode is used whenever the solar heater is on. Pentair/ Compool.). low speed pump operation will be allowed during solar heating except connect through the ECOMMAND 4’s Filter relay.

use 105°C rated wire. If the solar is operated by a valve. Set any ON/OFF switch on the heater to ON. If solar is “Enabled”. the conventional heater will operate normally. This provides the most cost white effective way of heating the pool. 4. Solar extend will NOT cause the Solar white Heater filter pump to turn on. Wire the ECOMMAND 4 dry contact heater output per the diagram below. 3. Push to access solar options Solar Heater + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu Solar Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Solar Disabled Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu if “Solar” is enabled Solar-Extend Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Solar Extend Disabled Move to next menu item if “Solar” is enabled Solar Priority Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Solar Priority Kill Switch Disabled Move to next menu item Thermostat if “Solar” is enabled and “1-speed Filter” is not selected Allow Low Speed Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Disabled Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu Heater Ignition/Valve Solar If the solar control logic is “Enabled”. If no guidance is given. When solar heat is no longer available. Allow Low Speed This menu only appears if the filter is configured for 2-speed or variable speed operation.Generic Heaters 1. When solar heat is not available. both the solar Air valve/pump and filter pump will turn off simultaneously. If “Enabled”. Wire heater to 120/240V power source per the instructions in the heater manual. less than the desired temperature setting AND the solar sensor is hotter than the water. Remove factory jumper from terminal block. Depending on the position of the pool/spa suction valve. the “solar” temperature sensor must be installed. high speed mode is used whenever the heater is on. of the AUX relays must be set up for solar logic (page 20). Pool/Spa Air Solar Config. This sensor is typically mounted near the collector array and is 2. 3. Heater extend will NOT cause the filter pump to turn on. then the Valve3 Laars Heaters output must be setup for solar logic (page 22). The desired temperature is in the “Settings Menu”. Wire ECOMMAND 4 to the heater as shown. the filter extend logic keeps the filter pump running beyond the normal turn-off 2. Set heater thermostats to maximum position. it will only delay the turn rating for wires. the proper temperature setting will be used. If the solar is operated by a pump. Solar Extend to limit switches If “Enabled”. Fusible Link 9 18 . the homeowner will be prompted to enter separate pool and spa desired temperature settings. low speed will be allowed even if the heater is on. 4. Solar Priority If both “Solar Control” and “Heater Control” are enabled. the Solar Priority feature will keep the conventional heater off whenever solar heat is available. the filter extend logic keeps the filter pump running beyond the normal turn-off remove jumper Pool/Spa time if solar heat is still available. During default operation. used to sense whether sufficient solar heat is available. then one 1. it will only delay the turn off time when solar is operating. Ensure toggle switch is in the ON position. the valve or solar pump relay will turn on when the water temperature is 5. Set the thermostat(s) on the heater to the maximum (hottest) setting. The ECOMMAND Heater Extend 4 does NOT control the power going to the heater. Many internal parts of the time until the pool (or spa) is heated up to the desired temperature setting (see Settings heater can get very hot--see the heater manufacturer’s recommendations on the minimum temperature Menu). Turn power off to heater. several additional steps must be taken to ensure proper operation of the solar system. If Allow Low Speed is enabled. Also. If applicable. off time when the heater is operating.

Failure to follow Heater1 these instructions may cause erratic operation of the heater. Set the Power (Thermostat Select) switch to either “Pool” or “Spa”. If applicable. If “Pool 4. Heater Cooldown Remove Pool/Spa Factory Jumper Air This feature ensures that the heater cools down before water circulation is stopped. Switch MINIMAX When the filter pump is running and the heater is on: Pressing the “Filter” button once will cause the heater to turn off. the ECOMMAND 4 will continue to run the filter pump for 5 minutes after the heater Heater turns off. Turn off power to heater. Set highest speed from 20% to 100% (default). Set the “Pool” and “Spa” thermostats to their maximum settings. Wire the ECOMMAND 4 to the “Ext Switch” connector as shown below. 1-speed filter pump is not selected Allow Low Speed Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) 2. speed or variable speed pump operation. Heater will fire whenever ECOMMAND 4 requests (when ECOMMAND 4 “Heater” LED is illumi- This menu only appears if freeze protection is enabled and the pump is configured for 2. Freeze Protection Speed 8. than the desired temperature setting and the filter pump is running. The desired temperature is in the “Settings Menu”. Freeze Protection 2. The chlorinator will not operate if freeze protection is the only reason the pump 6. Turn power off to heater. Temperature is adjustable from 33ºF Dipswitch located on heater . the proper temperature setting will be used. Heater display should be “bO” (for “bypass On). If freeze protection is enabled and the AIR temperature sensor falls below the freeze threshold 3. but the filter pump will continue to run for heater cooldown (filter LED flashing and message on display). 4. This is the speed that the pump will run at during ºC ON freeze protection operation. 17 10 . Turn heater power back on.42ºF (1ºC . It is used as the upper limit in the High Speed Settings Menu. Solar Heater PK Heater1 Config. During this period the filter pump LED will flash and also a “Heater Cooldown.6ºC). and Spa” is selected in the Pool/Spa sub-menu (see page 22). Highest Speed Hayward Heaters This is the highest speed that the variable speed pump is allowed to run at. ECOMMAND 4 will take control). ºF OFF Freeze Protection Temperature Select the temperature to be used for freeze protection. Push to access heater options W + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu R BK Heater1 Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Heater 1 Disable Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu R if “Heater1” is enabled Heater1 Cooldown Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Heater 1 Cooldown Do not remove jumper Disabled Move to next menu item Terminal block located at electrical junction box if “Heater1” is enabled Heater1 Extend Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Heater 1 Extend Disabled Move to previous/next configuration menu Pentair/Purex/MiniMax if “Heater1” is enabled and 1. (see below). Pushing the filter button a second time will override the heater cooldown operation and turn the filter pump off. the is running. the homeowner will be prompted to enter separate 6. Wire ECOMMAND 4 to terminals 1 & 2 (see diagram). This threshold will be used for all outputs that have circuit board Pool/Spa Air freeze protection enabled. Ext. Depending on the position of the pool/spa suction valve. Move “BYPASS” dipswitch on heater circuit board to “ON” position (up). “pool” and “spa” settings. 1. nated). Select high (default) or low speed operation. this is the speed that the pump will run Refer to the instructions in the heater manual for “2-wire Remote Thermostat” operation under “Remote at during the first 3 minutes of operation anytime the pump has been off for more than 30 Control Connections” and the diagram below: seconds. Freeze protection is used to protect the pool and plumbed equipment against freeze damage. Also. Leave jumper attached to terminals 4 & 5. The wires to the ECOMMAND 4 must be separated from any line voltage wires. 38ºF (3ºC) is default. X:XX remaining” message will scroll on the display. between the pool and spa every 30 minutes and the filter pump will turn off while the valves are turning. the ECOMMAND 4 will turn on the filter pump to circulate the water. the valves will also alternate 5. the heater relay will turn on when the water temperature is less 5. When Solar enabled. Switch heater to either “Pool” or “Spa” (it doesn’t make any difference which is selected. If the heater is “Enabled”. 7. Remove factory installed jumper from the “Ext Switch” connector. Disabled Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu 3.

This may be desirable on some systems with in-floor 3. if “Freeze Protect” is enabled and “1-speed Filter” is not selected 2. thinking this is a mistake. then the ECOMMAND 4 will switch the pool/spa valves to the 1. Push to access pump options Air Light Blue Solar heater. Push the mode button to “OFF”. If heater is a + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu Heater millivolt (analog). Board Lowest Speed This is the lowest speed that the variable speed pump is allowed to run at. It is used as the STA-RITE lower limit in the Low Speed Settings Menu. V2=Aux2 This menu appears only if the Pool/Spa Setup is “Pool Only” or “Spa Only”. Lastly. When disabled (default). Black Orange Stripe Pool/Spa Drawing is for digital Filter Config. High Speed Move to next menu item if “Freeze Protect” is enabled 4. Freeze Temp Adjust the desired freeze protection temperature (33ºF . Remove the jumper for the “fireman’s switch. Remove upper jacket and open the control box. Set lowest speed from 10% (default) to 50%. Turn power off to heater. The pump will NOT shut off when a heater is in Heater Cooldown mode. Refer to the appropriate ‘Control sections in the Installation manual for specific information regarding the control logic for 2- speed and variable speed pump operation. Wire to the ECOMMAND 4 using wire rated for 105°C minimum. the relay will be off. 5. cleaners because it allows the cleaner to operate all the time the pool is being filtered and/or the super chlorinate is running. Freeze Protect Toggle between high speed (default) and low speed 3.42ºF) 38ºF Move to previous/next configuration menu Fireman’s Switch Filter Pump For 2-speed pumps: When a 2-speed pump is configured. The relay will be on when the filter pump output is on.Raypak RP2100 Pool/Spa Heater If “Pool Only” is selected. the return and suction pool/spa valves function normally. V1=Aux1. 4. the filter pump will shut off for 35 seconds whenever the Pool/Spa valves are Orange Black Stripe turning. run red wires from Filter Pump Rotates between 1-speed (default). super-chlorinate function is turned on.Std”. Turn power off to heater. ECOMMAND 4. 2-speed and variable speed options P7 Fireman’s Switch 1 Speed Move to next menu item to heater relay. This menu appears only if Pool/Spa setup is set to “Pool and Spa . if “Variable Speed” is selected Lowest Speed Adjust the lowest speed desired for variable speed operation 10% Move to next menu item if “Variable Speed” is selected RAYPAK RP2100 Highest Speed Adjust the highest speed desired for variable speed operation 100% Move to next menu item Freeze Protect Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled Freeze Protection STA-RITE Heater Enabled Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu 1. For the Hayward Tristar variable speed pump: The Filter relay is used to supply input power Pool/Spa Air to the VSC pump control. To prevent this: Remove the heater touch pad connector (P5) which will Filter Off Valve Change disable the touchpad. 11 16 . When the Solar filter pump output is off. ! IMPORTANT: The heater will display “OFF” when it is being remotely controlled by the Valve 1 (return) will follow the Aux1 output and Valve 2 (suction) will follow the Aux2 output. Some homeowners see the “OFF” display and. plug the prewired connector in the P7 position on the board. Set the temperature to the maximum. When enabled (default). On . “pool only” position at the start of the programmed pool filtering time period or when the 2. When enabled. Push the mode button to “spa” mode. off and speed is controlled by commands Terminal Heater sent to the pump. change the mode to “POOL” or “SPA” which then disables the remote control by the ECOMMAND 4. one of the AUX relays must also Operating be configured to control the low speed motor winding on the pump.

The filter is forced on The ECOMMAND 4 utilizes 10K ohm thermistor type sensors. Hayward Variable Speed Filter Pump: Refer to the diagram below for proper low voltage communica- Pool/Spa Config. If a longer cable Spa Spillover is required. temperature and solar temperature) are included. until the ECOMMAND 4 automatically returns the valves to their previous positions. the ECOMMAND 4 will automatically switch the pool/spa suction and return valves to “spillover” at the start of the programmed pool filtering time period or when the super-chlorinate function is turned on. 0:10. The valves will remain in this AIR Pool/Spa position for the remainder of the super-chlorinate period. The sensors are provided with a 15 ft. POOL/SPA Filter Operation SENSOR If “Spa Spillover” is selected. Note that the terminals on both the VSC interface board and the ECOMMAND 4 main board are numbered. “Spa Only” (both suction and return valves switched to spa) and “Spillover” (suction valve switched to pool and return valve switched to spa) by successive presses of the “Pool/Spa button. If the ECOMMAND 4 is being used to control a solar heating system. This menu will appear only if Pool/Spa Setup is set to “Pool and Spa”. cable. 0:15. ECOMMAND 4. then the pool/spa valves are not needed and cable should be routed through the knockout hole on the left side of the VSC enclosure. “2” to “2”. Three sensors (water temperature. the solar sensor is required. 2 to 2.CountDn BLK Adjust time setting (Manual On/Off. contact the Goldline service dept. The communications cable should also is selected. (default is 4:00)) YEL GRN 00:30 Move to next menu item VSC if “Pool and Spa” is selected Spa Spillover Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Spa Spillover Enabled Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu if “Pool and Spa” is selected and if “Spa Spillover” is enabled Filter Operation Toggle between Pool Only (default) and Spa Spillover options Spa Spillover Move to previous/next configuration menu 4 GRN YEL if “Pool Only” or “Spa Only” is selected 3 2 BLK V1=Aux1. The communications If “Pool Only” or “Spa Only” are selected. SOLAR/SPA SENSOR 15 12 . This setting is the time... for information on suitable cable types and splices. then the pool/spa suction and return valve actuators should be connected to the be routed away from the ECOMMAND 4 and VSC power connections if possible. This option is usually preferable Air SENSOR Solar because both the pool and spa water will be filtered and sanitized. through “Pool Only” (both suction and return valves switched to pool). The VSC address must be set to 001 when using the VSC with the ECOMMAND 4. Pool and Spa Pool and Spa Move to next menu item if “Pool and Spa” is selected RED Spa . If “Pool and Spa” fitting should be used to keep water and debris out of the opening. See When spa spillover is “Enabled” and “Pool and Spa”. etc. It is programmed in increments Temperature Sensors of 5 minutes. The terminal connec- Pool/Spa Setup tions should be matched between both terminal blocks (connect 1 to 1. + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu Connect screw terminals Pool/Spa Setup Rotates between Pool Only (default). 0:05. Push to access Pool/Spa options tion wiring between the ECOMMAND 4 and the Hayward Tristar Variable Speed Control (VSC). The maximum wiring distance is 500 feet (160 meters). Refer to the TriStar Pump Owner’s Manual (IS3220VSC) and Hayward document IS3220VSCAQLL for specific instruc- Spa CountDn tions on setting the pump address. after you manually switch the Pool/Spa valves to “Spa Only”. For more information on “Pool and VSC Pump Address Setting Spa”. Spa Only and “1” to “1”. the homeowner will be able to rotate page 6 and the diagram below for installation information. air during this time period. from “Manual On/Off” (0 minutes) to “21:00” (21 hours).). V2=Aux2 RED Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) 1 Disabled Move to previous/next configuration menu if “Pool and Spa” is selected Filter Off Valve Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled Use four conductor cable (typically phone cable) for communications connection between the VSC and Change: Enabled Move to previous/next configuration menu the ECOMMAND 4. Pressing the POOL/SPA button on the display/keypad will allow the homeowner to alternate between pool and spa operation.. and a watertight pushing the POOL/SPA button on the display/keypad will have no effect. refer to the Plumbing section on pages 8. etc.

Chlorinator Toggle between External Chlorinator Enabled and Disabled (default) ary". Any outdoor rated 4 conductor cable can be used. 4. Move to next menu item Enabled GREEN Display 4 3 YELLOW Toggle between Display Salt (default) and Minerals 2 BLACK Jumper Removed Salt Move to previous/next configuration menu Jumper Installed 1 RED For Secondary(s) For Primary (Factory Default) Chlorinator If the optional external chlorinator is enabled (requires the use of a Goldline Aqua Rite or Additional Hayward Swimpure chlorinator). Refer to the following The ECOMMAND 4 can control one or more Goldline Aqua Rite or Hayward Swimpure chlorinators pages for information on programming. all displays relating to the chlorinator will be suppressed.Base Station Plug in the pigtail connector from the wireless base station into the “wireless” connector on the main PCB in the ECOMMAND 4 control unit. green GRN 4 yellow 4 GRN Aqua Rite YEL ECOMMAND 4 YEL 3 black 3 or BLK 2 BLK 1 red 2 RED Swimpure RED 1 13 14 . refer to the Operation Manual. the ECOMMAND 4 will automatically detect and control or or Swimpure Swimpure any Aqua Rite/Swimpure(s) that is installed in the system (see page 13). For more detailed information about using the ECOMMAND 4 menu system. Config. Main PCB To access the Configuration Menu Configuration Press repeatedly until “Configuration Menu” is displayed Menu-Locked Press BOTH buttons SIMULTANEOUSLY for 5 seconds to unlock Tighten nut Configuration Move to configuration menu items Menu-Unlocked NOTE: The configuration menu automatically “locks” after 2 minutes of no buttons being pressed to prevent unauthorized people from changing the control logic inadvertently and possibly damaging the pool equipment or causing a “call back” to fix the configuration. Chlor. Base Receiver Accessing the Configuration Menus AQL2-BASE-RF Configuring the ECOMMAND 4 requires that you navigate through the Configuration Menu and input Base Receiver various information. All other Aqua Rite/Swimpure units must be configured as "second- Ext. If disabled (default). Push to access Chlorinator option Refer to the wiring diagrams below for proper wiring connection to the Aqua Rite/Swimpure. Configuration information is entered at the keypad and “tells” the ECOMMAND 4 Connector for what equipment is connected and how each should be controlled. Ecommand 4 Aqua Rite Aqua Rite When the chlorinator is enabled. the ECOMMAND 4 will automatically chlorinate both the Aqua Rite/Swimpure(s) pool and spa according to the desired output setting (see Settings Menu in the Operation (if required) manual). (Primary) (Secondary) Display NOTE: Primary/Secondary jumper is located underneath small circuit board. the ECOMMAND 4 MUST BE CONFIGURED before at- tempting to operate. Configuration Menu Items Goldline Aqua Rite or Hayward Swimpure Chlorinator Each item needs to be programmed and may contain additional sub-menu items. Configuration Setup After plumbing and wiring are complete. NOTE: + to view/change Move to next configuration menu There must be only 1 "primary" unit. Allows for the display of salt (default) or mineral values. A 4 wire connection is used to communicate to the Aqua Rite/Swimpure and can be wired up to 500' apart. when additional sanitizing capacity is required.

All other Aqua Rite/Swimpure units must be configured as "second- ary". If disabled (default). all displays relating to the chlorinator will be suppressed. refer to the Operation Manual. the ECOMMAND 4 MUST BE CONFIGURED before at- tempting to operate. green GRN 4 yellow 4 GRN Aqua Rite 3 3 YEL ECOMMAND 4 YEL black or BLK 2 2 BLK 1 red 1 RED Swimpure RED 13 14 . NOTE: + to view/change Move to next configuration menu There must be only 1 "primary" unit. (Primary) (Secondary) Display NOTE: Primary/Secondary jumper is located underneath small circuit board. 4. For more detailed information about using the ECOMMAND 4 menu system.Base Station Plug in the pigtail connector from the wireless base station into the “wireless” connector on the main PCB in the ECOMMAND 4 control unit. Configuration Setup After plumbing and wiring are complete. Configuration Menu Items Goldline Aqua Rite or Hayward Swimpure Chlorinator Each item needs to be programmed and may contain additional sub-menu items. Push to access Chlorinator option Refer to the wiring diagrams below for proper wiring connection to the Aqua Rite/Swimpure. the ECOMMAND 4 will automatically chlorinate both the Aqua Rite/Swimpure(s) pool and spa according to the desired output setting (see Settings Menu in the Operation (if required) manual). Refer to the following The ECOMMAND 4 can control one or more Goldline Aqua Rite or Hayward Swimpure chlorinators pages for information on programming. Allows for the display of salt (default) or mineral values. when additional sanitizing capacity is required. Ext. Config. Base Receiver Accessing the Configuration Menus AQL2-BASE-RF Configuring the ECOMMAND 4 requires that you navigate through the Configuration Menu and input Base Receiver various information. Ecommand 4 Aqua Rite Aqua Rite When the chlorinator is enabled. A 4 wire connection is used to communicate to the Aqua Rite/Swimpure and can be wired up to 500' apart. Chlorinator Toggle between External Chlorinator Enabled and Disabled (default) Enabled Move to next menu item GREEN Display 4 3 YELLOW Toggle between Display Salt (default) and Minerals 2 BLACK Jumper Removed Salt Move to previous/next configuration menu Jumper Installed 1 RED For Secondary(s) For Primary (Factory Default) Chlorinator If the optional external chlorinator is enabled (requires the use of a Goldline Aqua Rite or Additional Hayward Swimpure chlorinator). Main PCB To access the Configuration Menu Configuration Press repeatedly until “Configuration Menu” is displayed Menu-Locked Press BOTH buttons SIMULTANEOUSLY for 5 seconds to unlock Tighten nut Configuration Move to configuration menu items Menu-Unlocked NOTE: The configuration menu automatically “locks” after 2 minutes of no buttons being pressed to prevent unauthorized people from changing the control logic inadvertently and possibly damaging the pool equipment or causing a “call back” to fix the configuration. Configuration information is entered at the keypad and “tells” the ECOMMAND 4 Connector for what equipment is connected and how each should be controlled. Any outdoor rated 4 conductor cable can be used. the ECOMMAND 4 will automatically detect and control or or Swimpure Swimpure any Aqua Rite/Swimpure(s) that is installed in the system (see page 13). Chlor.

CountDn BLK Adjust time setting (Manual On/Off. the ECOMMAND 4 will automatically switch the pool/spa suction and return valves to “spillover” at the start of the programmed pool filtering time period or when the super-chlorinate function is turned on. from “Manual On/Off” (0 minutes) to “21:00” (21 hours). The communications cable should also is selected. etc. If “Pool and Spa” fitting should be used to keep water and debris out of the opening. temperature and solar temperature) are included. through “Pool Only” (both suction and return valves switched to pool). This option is usually preferable SENSOR Air Solar because both the pool and spa water will be filtered and sanitized. This setting is the time. See When spa spillover is “Enabled” and “Pool and Spa”.. For more information on “Pool and VSC Pump Address Setting Spa”. This menu will appear only if Pool/Spa Setup is set to “Pool and Spa”.. The valves will remain in this AIR Pool/Spa position for the remainder of the super-chlorinate period. Push to access Pool/Spa options tion wiring between the ECOMMAND 4 and the Hayward Tristar Variable Speed Control (VSC). after you manually switch the Pool/Spa valves to “Spa Only”. + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu Connect screw terminals Pool/Spa Setup Rotates between Pool Only (default). until the ECOMMAND 4 automatically returns the valves to their previous positions. contact the Goldline service dept. 0:05. air during this time period. for information on suitable cable types and splices. 0:10. (default is 4:00)) YEL GRN 00:30 Move to next menu item VSC if “Pool and Spa” is selected Spa Spillover Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Spa Spillover Enabled Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu if “Pool and Spa” is selected and if “Spa Spillover” is enabled Filter Operation Toggle between Pool Only (default) and Spa Spillover options Spa Spillover Move to previous/next configuration menu 4 GRN YEL if “Pool Only” or “Spa Only” is selected 3 BLK 2 RED V1=Aux1.. then the pool/spa valves are not needed and cable should be routed through the knockout hole on the left side of the VSC enclosure. etc. “Spa Only” (both suction and return valves switched to spa) and “Spillover” (suction valve switched to pool and return valve switched to spa) by successive presses of the “Pool/Spa button. the solar sensor is required. Note that the terminals on both the VSC interface board and the ECOMMAND 4 main board are numbered. and a watertight pushing the POOL/SPA button on the display/keypad will have no effect.). SOLAR/SPA SENSOR 15 12 . Refer to the TriStar Pump Owner’s Manual (IS3220VSC) and Hayward document IS3220VSCAQLL for specific instruc- Spa CountDn tions on setting the pump address. The maximum wiring distance is 500 feet (160 meters). Pool and Spa Pool and Spa Move to next menu item if “Pool and Spa” is selected RED Spa . POOL/SPA Filter Operation SENSOR If “Spa Spillover” is selected. then the pool/spa suction and return valve actuators should be connected to the be routed away from the ECOMMAND 4 and VSC power connections if possible. cable. “2” to “2”. 0:15. Three sensors (water temperature. ECOMMAND 4. Pressing the POOL/SPA button on the display/keypad will allow the homeowner to alternate between pool and spa operation. If a longer cable Spa Spillover is required. V2=Aux2 Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) 1 Disabled Move to previous/next configuration menu if “Pool and Spa” is selected Filter Off Valve Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled Use four conductor cable (typically phone cable) for communications connection between the VSC and Change: Enabled Move to previous/next configuration menu the ECOMMAND 4. The filter is forced on The ECOMMAND 4 utilizes 10K ohm thermistor type sensors. refer to the Plumbing section on pages 8. If the ECOMMAND 4 is being used to control a solar heating system. Spa Only and “1” to “1”. The terminal connec- Pool/Spa Setup tions should be matched between both terminal blocks (connect 1 to 1. The VSC address must be set to 001 when using the VSC with the ECOMMAND 4. The sensors are provided with a 15 ft. It is programmed in increments Temperature Sensors of 5 minutes. the homeowner will be able to rotate page 6 and the diagram below for installation information. 2 to 2. The communications If “Pool Only” or “Spa Only” are selected. Hayward Variable Speed Filter Pump: Refer to the diagram below for proper low voltage communica- Pool/Spa Config.

When the Solar filter pump output is off. Remove the jumper for the “fireman’s switch.Std”. Set lowest speed from 10% (default) to 50%. Freeze Protect Toggle between high speed (default) and low speed 3. Wire to the ECOMMAND 4 using wire rated for 105°C minimum. If heater is a + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu Heater millivolt (analog). one of the AUX relays must also Operating be configured to control the low speed motor winding on the pump. 11 16 . Refer to the appropriate ‘Control sections in the Installation manual for specific information regarding the control logic for 2- speed and variable speed pump operation. On . Freeze Temp Adjust the desired freeze protection temperature (33ºF . the relay will be off. This menu appears only if Pool/Spa setup is set to “Pool and Spa . 4. When disabled (default). Turn power off to heater. For the Hayward Tristar variable speed pump: The Filter relay is used to supply input power Pool/Spa Air to the VSC pump control. thinking this is a mistake. Lastly. if “Variable Speed” is selected Lowest Speed Adjust the lowest speed desired for variable speed operation 10% Move to next menu item if “Variable Speed” is selected RAYPAK RP2100 Highest Speed Adjust the highest speed desired for variable speed operation 100% Move to next menu item Freeze Protect Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled Freeze Protection STA-RITE Heater Enabled Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu 1. Board Lowest Speed This is the lowest speed that the variable speed pump is allowed to run at. change the mode to “POOL” or “SPA” which then disables the remote control by the ECOMMAND 4. V2=Aux2 This menu appears only if the Pool/Spa Setup is “Pool Only” or “Spa Only”. plug the prewired connector in the P7 position on the board.42ºF) 38ºF Move to previous/next configuration menu Fireman’s Switch Filter Pump For 2-speed pumps: When a 2-speed pump is configured. 2-speed and variable speed options P7 Fireman’s Switch 1 Speed Move to next menu item to heater relay. then the ECOMMAND 4 will switch the pool/spa valves to the 1. The relay will be on when the filter pump output is on. 5. Some homeowners see the “OFF” display and. Push to access pump options Air Light Blue Solar heater. When enabled (default). Black Orange Stripe Pool/Spa Drawing is for digital Filter Config. It is used as the STA-RITE lower limit in the Low Speed Settings Menu. Push the mode button to “spa” mode. V1=Aux1. run red wires from Filter Pump Rotates between 1-speed (default).Raypak RP2100 Pool/Spa Heater If “Pool Only” is selected. This may be desirable on some systems with in-floor 3. The pump will NOT shut off when a heater is in Heater Cooldown mode. High Speed Move to next menu item if “Freeze Protect” is enabled 4. Set the temperature to the maximum. the filter pump will shut off for 35 seconds whenever the Pool/Spa valves are Orange Black Stripe turning. cleaners because it allows the cleaner to operate all the time the pool is being filtered and/or the super chlorinate is running. ECOMMAND 4. if “Freeze Protect” is enabled and “1-speed Filter” is not selected 2. Push the mode button to “OFF”. “pool only” position at the start of the programmed pool filtering time period or when the 2. super-chlorinate function is turned on. Remove upper jacket and open the control box. off and speed is controlled by commands Terminal Heater sent to the pump. Turn power off to heater. ! IMPORTANT: The heater will display “OFF” when it is being remotely controlled by the Valve 1 (return) will follow the Aux1 output and Valve 2 (suction) will follow the Aux2 output. When enabled. the return and suction pool/spa valves function normally. To prevent this: Remove the heater touch pad connector (P5) which will Filter Off Valve Change disable the touchpad.

Depending on the position of the pool/spa suction valve. Turn power off to heater. Ext. When Solar enabled. Leave jumper attached to terminals 4 & 5. the ECOMMAND 4 will turn on the filter pump to circulate the water. Freeze Protection Speed 8. 4. Highest Speed Hayward Heaters This is the highest speed that the variable speed pump is allowed to run at. between the pool and spa every 30 minutes and the filter pump will turn off while the valves are turning. ECOMMAND 4 will take control). the valves will also alternate 5. 1. Set highest speed from 20% to 100% (default). nated). Heater Cooldown Remove Pool/Spa Factory Jumper Air This feature ensures that the heater cools down before water circulation is stopped. Set the Power (Thermostat Select) switch to either “Pool” or “Spa”. The desired temperature is in the “Settings Menu”. 7. Allow Low Speed Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) 2. and Spa” is selected in the Pool/Spa sub-menu (see page 22). Turn heater power back on. Freeze protection is used to protect the pool and plumbed equipment against freeze damage. the heater relay will turn on when the water temperature is less 5. Temperature is adjustable from 33ºF Dipswitch located on heater . Switch MINIMAX When the filter pump is running and the heater is on: Pressing the “Filter” button once will cause the heater to turn off. Select high (default) or low speed operation.42ºF (1ºC . During this period the filter pump LED will flash and also a “Heater Cooldown. This is the speed that the pump will run at during ºC ON freeze protection operation. Disabled Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu 3. “pool” and “spa” settings. Remove factory installed jumper from the “Ext Switch” connector. Wire ECOMMAND 4 to terminals 1 & 2 (see diagram). If “Pool 4. The wires to the ECOMMAND 4 must be separated from any line voltage wires. 38ºF (3ºC) is default. Pushing the filter button a second time will override the heater cooldown operation and turn the filter pump off. 17 10 . the proper temperature setting will be used. (see below). It is used as the upper limit in the High Speed Settings Menu. Turn off power to heater. the homeowner will be prompted to enter separate 6. Push to access heater options W + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu R Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Heater 1 BK Heater1 Disable Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu R if “Heater1” is enabled Heater1 Cooldown Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Heater 1 Cooldown Do not remove jumper Disabled Terminal block located at Move to next menu item electrical junction box if “Heater1” is enabled Heater1 Extend Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Heater 1 Extend Disabled Move to previous/next configuration menu Pentair/Purex/MiniMax if “Heater1” is enabled and 1-speed filter pump is not selected 1. Also. but the filter pump will continue to run for heater cooldown (filter LED flashing and message on display). If the heater is “Enabled”. Heater will fire whenever ECOMMAND 4 requests (when ECOMMAND 4 “Heater” LED is illumi- This menu only appears if freeze protection is enabled and the pump is configured for 2. Move “BYPASS” dipswitch on heater circuit board to “ON” position (up). This threshold will be used for all outputs that have circuit board Pool/Spa freeze protection enabled. speed or variable speed pump operation. Freeze Protection 2. Failure to follow Heater1 these instructions may cause erratic operation of the heater. than the desired temperature setting and the filter pump is running. X:XX remaining” message will scroll on the display. Set the “Pool” and “Spa” thermostats to their maximum settings. the is running. Air Solar Heater PK Heater1 Config. the ECOMMAND 4 will continue to run the filter pump for 5 minutes after the heater Heater turns off. this is the speed that the pump will run Refer to the instructions in the heater manual for “2-wire Remote Thermostat” operation under “Remote at during the first 3 minutes of operation anytime the pump has been off for more than 30 Control Connections” and the diagram below: seconds. Heater display should be “bO” (for “bypass On).6ºC). Wire the ECOMMAND 4 to the “Ext Switch” connector as shown below. If freeze protection is enabled and the AIR temperature sensor falls below the freeze threshold 3. ºF OFF Freeze Protection Temperature Select the temperature to be used for freeze protection. The chlorinator will not operate if freeze protection is the only reason the pump 6. Switch heater to either “Pool” or “Spa” (it doesn’t make any difference which is selected. If applicable.

4. the homeowner will be prompted to enter separate pool and spa desired temperature settings. off time when the heater is operating. If the solar is operated by a valve. the filter extend logic keeps the filter pump running beyond the normal turn-off 2. the conventional heater will operate normally. 4. the “solar” temperature sensor must be installed. Pool/Spa Air Solar Config. Turn power off to heater. use 105°C rated wire. Remove factory jumper from terminal block. Depending on the position of the pool/spa suction valve. low speed will be allowed even if the heater is on. If “Enabled”. less than the desired temperature setting AND the solar sensor is hotter than the water. If no guidance is given. Many internal parts of the time until the pool (or spa) is heated up to the desired temperature setting (see Settings heater can get very hot--see the heater manufacturer’s recommendations on the minimum temperature Menu).Generic Heaters 1. If applicable. 3. the filter extend logic keeps the filter pump running beyond the normal turn-off remove jumper Pool/Spa time if solar heat is still available. Set heater thermostats to maximum position. Solar Priority If both “Solar Control” and “Heater Control” are enabled. the proper temperature setting will be used. Set any ON/OFF switch on the heater to ON. of the AUX relays must be set up for solar logic (page 20). Wire the ECOMMAND 4 dry contact heater output per the diagram below. The ECOMMAND Heater Extend 4 does NOT control the power going to the heater. Solar extend will NOT cause the Solar white Heater filter pump to turn on. This provides the most cost white effective way of heating the pool. When solar heat is not available. the valve or solar pump relay will turn on when the water temperature is 5. the Solar Priority feature will keep the conventional heater off whenever solar heat is available. then one 1. Ensure toggle switch is in the ON position. If the solar is operated by a pump. If solar is “Enabled”. Heater extend will NOT cause the filter pump to turn on. used to sense whether sufficient solar heat is available. Set the thermostat(s) on the heater to the maximum (hottest) setting. both the solar Air valve/pump and filter pump will turn off simultaneously. Also. it will only delay the turn off time when solar is operating. Wire ECOMMAND 4 to the heater as shown. Allow Low Speed This menu only appears if the filter is configured for 2-speed or variable speed operation. Wire heater to 120/240V power source per the instructions in the heater manual. The desired temperature is in the “Settings Menu”. then the Valve3 Laars Heaters output must be setup for solar logic (page 22). it will only delay the turn rating for wires. This sensor is typically mounted near the collector array and is 2. During default operation. Solar Extend to limit switches If “Enabled”. 3. When solar heat is no longer available. high speed mode is used whenever the heater is on. several additional steps must be taken to ensure proper operation of the solar system. Push to access solar options Solar Heater + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu Solar Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Solar Disabled Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu if “Solar” is enabled Solar-Extend Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Solar Extend Disabled Move to next menu item if “Solar” is enabled Solar Priority Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Solar Priority Kill Switch Disabled Move to next menu item Thermostat if “Solar” is enabled and “1-speed Filter” is not selected Allow Low Speed Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Disabled Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu Heater Ignition/Valve Solar If the solar control logic is “Enabled”. If Allow Low Speed is enabled. Fusible Link 9 18 .

Lights Interlock and Lights Freeze Protection will not be necessary and should be disabled. and menu configuration/settings. Two of the valve outputs are Manual On/Off (default)—the lights relay will alternate between turning on and off when dedicated to the pool/spa suction (Valve2) and return (Valve1) valves. Valve3 is for general purpose use the LIGHTS button is pressed. low speed pump operation will be allowed during solar heating except connect through the ECOMMAND 4’s Filter relay. For millivolt or line voltage setting. in-floor cleaner. 908-355-7995.” heaters. Note that when the filter pump relay is off (power off to the VSC). 220 VAC input super chlorinate. etc. the lights relay can Low Voltage Wiring be used to control other pool devices that may require these options. Refer to the diagrams and the information on the menu for proper operation to occur. See diagram on page 5 for the location of valve connectors. The ECOMMAND 4 provides a set of low voltage dry contacts that can be connected to most gas heaters or heat pumps with 24V control circuits. During default operation. The For installations with solar heating. and Jandy. It is important to note that “Solar Control” must be enabled in the “Solar Config. Allow Low Speed Hayward Variable Speed Filter Pump: Proper installation of the Hayward TriStar Variable Speed This menu only appears if the pool filter is configured for 2-speed or variable speed operation. high speed mode is used whenever the solar heater is on. Countdown Timer. The manuals supplied with most heaters also include specific wiring instructions for connecting pump is running and solar heat is available and the water is less than the desired temperature the heater to an external control (usually identified as “2-wire” remote control). If Allow Refer to the following diagram for proper input wiring to the VSC. (solar. Timeclock – the lights relay will turn-on and turn-off at the times set for the lights timeclock in the Timers Menu (see Timers Menu in Operation Manual).Filter. When the filter pump output is off. The relay will be on when the filter pump output is on. Low Speed. countdown timer and timeclock functions Lights Relay Toggle between Standard (default) and Dimmer Standard Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu for all functions except dimmer relay. some options including Solar function. following pages for more details on the connection to several popular heaters. and low speed Lights Interlock Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Lights Interlock Disable Move to next menu item for all functions except dimmer relay. Goldline offers the AQ-SOL-KIT-xx solar kit that contains a valve. lights relay will turn off automatically after a programmed time (see Timers Menu in Operation actuator.” Menu for proper operation. Push to access Lights options diagnostic function. communication wiring. + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu Lights Function Rotates between Manual On/Off (default). the relay will be off. There is no automatic control logic. the function of the lights relay is similar to the aux1 and aux2 relays. The ECOMMAND 4 is compatible with standard valve actuators manufactured by Hayward. -1P 1. and Super Chlorinate Manual On/Off Move to next menu item for manual on/off. and extra temperature sensor. 19 8 . Valve Actuators The ECOMMAND 4 can control up to three automatic valve actuators. Wiring from the 220V breaker must Low Speed is enabled. The function of each option is shown below.5” Positive Seal Low Speed of a 2-speed Filter Pump – the ECOMMAND 4 will turn on the lights relay -2P 2” Positive Seal whenever the low speed operation of the filter pump is required. The LIGHTS button can also be used to turn the output off. solar super chlorinate. and low speed power to VSC Lights Freeze Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Lights Freeze Disable Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu only if filter pump is set to variable and relay type is set to standard Lights Pump Spd Select between Settings Menu (default) and the desired pump speed Settings Menu Move to previous/next configuration menu Lights Function Although designated as the “Lights” output. Solar. Low Speed of a 2-Speed Filter Pump. The LIGHTS button can also Heater Control be used to turn the output on and off. The filter pump relay must be on for Lights Config. VSC pump control. contact Goldline Tech support. Countdown Timer—the lights relay will turn on when the LIGHTS button is pressed. The Filter relay is used to supply input power to the for the first 3 minutes after solar heat turns on. the ECOMMAND 4 will not display errors or diagnostics for the pump. Control (VSC) includes high voltage input wiring. Pentair/ Compool. It is very important that the “2-speed” filter pump option be selected under the “Filter Config. If pool lights are wired to the lights relay. The “xx” indicates the valve type from the 3 choices below: Manual).). If no pool lights are used. Refer to the diagram on the following page for a generic Solar – the lights relay can operate a solar booster pump which will turn on when the filter connection. Timeclock. water feature.

7 20 . to enable freeze protection for the main circulation system. All ECOMMAND 4 relays are double pole (they make/break both “legs” of 240V circuits) and are rated at 3HP/30A at 240V (1½HP/30A at 120V). Lights Relay This feature allows the user to select either “Standard” (default) or “Dimmer” type relay for the Lights output. Interlock is not available for solar. The optional AQL-DIM dimmer kit must be installed if “Dimmer” is desired. NOTE: The configuration parameters for the Aux2 output are the same as shown below for Aux1. ! IMPORTANT: Be sure to follow the wiring diagram below AND to configure This is the speed of the pump when the Lights output is on. IMPORTANT: this ! WARNING: Do not use the ECOMMAND 4 to control an automatic pool cover. If an alternate speed is desired when the Lights output is on. Lo Speed 2-Speed Aux1 Config. The choices are the Settings Menu speed and a speed that is unique to the Lights output only. this feature will override the function (Manual On/Off. For lighting systems that have both a light source and relay type is set to standard and color wheel. Refer to the diagram below for typical relay wiring. only enables operation of the lights relay during freeze--see the “Filter Pump Config. and low speed L2 Aux1 Interlock Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Aux1 Interlock L1 Disable Move to next menu item G for all functions except dimmer relay. Pool Equipment Pool Equipment Pool Equipment If Freeze Protection is enabled and the AIR temperature sensor falls below the selected freeze temperature threshold. solar N super chlorinate. Lights Interlock If enabled. Countdown Timer. Swimmers may become entrapped underneath the cover. Lights Freeze Protection Wiring relays for 240 VAC Wiring relays for 120 VAC Wiring GFCB for 120 VAC This function helps protect equipment that is wired to the lights relay against freeze damage. first 3 minutes of filter pump operation (allows the pump to prime and get water flowing). and the Lights output is manually turned on. only if filter pump is set to variable Low voltage lights will require an external transformer. High Voltage (120/240V) Pool Equipment Note that only one button can be assigned to this function. and Super Chlorinate Manual On/Off Move to next menu item for manual on/off. when the pool/spa suction return valves are in any position other than “pool only”. or for the first 3 minutes after solar turns on (allows air in the solar panels to be purged). countdown timer and timeclock functions Aux1 Relay Toggle between Standard (default) and Dimmer Standard Move to next menu item or previous/next configuration menu for all functions except dimmer relay. connect the light source to the “Lights” relay and then connect the color wheel to one of Aux1 Pump Spd Select between Settings Menu (default) and the desired pump speed the AUX outputs. the “+” 240 VAC 120 VAC 120 VAC and “-” buttons adjust the level from 20% to 100% (default). Countdown Timer. low speed filter pump. and low speed Aux1 Freeze Toggle between Enabled (default) and Disabled Aux1 Freeze Disable Move to previous/next configuration menu Lights: A ground fault circuit breaker must be used to supply power for high voltage pool/spa lighting. “Settings Menu”. The default selection is the control logic according to the instructions on page 14.” menu Swimmers may become entrapped underneath the cover. Timeclock) selected above and turn the lights relay off when: filter pump is off. super chlorinate. Settings Menu Move to previous/next configuration menu ! WARNING: Do not use the ECOMMAND 4 to control an automatic pool cover. Timeclock. Two speed filter pump: Requires 2 relays (FILTER plus one of the AUX relays) for proper operation of Lights Pump Speed both speeds.Filter. rather than using the Settings Menu. Push to access Aux options Hi Speed Filter + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu Common Ground Pump Aux1 Function Rotates between Manual On/Off (default). Solar. push “+” or “-” and select from “Lowest” to “Highest” in 5% increments. The level is saved for the next Load Load Load time the lights are turned from off to on. When “Dimmer” is selected. Low Speed. Super Chlorinate – if “Chlorinator” is enabled. the ECOMMAND 4 will energize the lights relay. this option allows the user to start a Super Chlorinate cycle when the Lights button is pressed. This is the speed of the pump that has been selected in the Settings Menu for normal filter operation. super chlorinate or dimmer.

Interlock is not available for solar. connect a standard receptacle to a GFCB. first 3 minutes of filter pump operation (allows the pump to prime and get water flowing). The AUX button can also be used to turn the output off. Note that only one button can be assigned to this function. If an alternate speed is desired when the Aux1 output is on. rather than using the Settings Menu. When “Dimmer” is selected. Circuit Breaker Installation and Wiring Aux1 Function Circuit breakers are to be supplied by the installer. This power Aux1 Relay should be connected to a circuit breaker rated at 125% of the intended load or the next higher size This feature allows the user to select either “Standard” (default) or “Dimmer” type relay for available. The AUX button can also be used to turn the output on and off. Aux1 Interlock If “Enabled”. Timeclock). a duplex receptacle with weatherproof cover (supplied by installer) may be installed in the setting. plumbing. 2A power to operate the control logic circuits. Alternatively. It is important to note that “Solar Control” must be enabled in the “Solar Config. The default selection is “Settings Menu”. requirements regarding the size and temperature rating for wiring. This is the speed of the pump that has been selected in the Settings Menu for normal filter operation. The level is saved for the next time the aux1 output is turned from off to on. The optional AQL-DIM dimmer kit must be installed if “Dimmer” is desired. Note that some pool equipment may be required to be connected to ground fault circuit breakers—check local and NEC (CEC) codes. There is no automatic control logic. and the Aux1 output is manually turned on. this option allows the user to start a Super Chlorinate cycle when the Aux button is pressed. the ECOMMAND 4 will turn on the aux relay to circulate the water. Solar – the aux relay operates a solar booster pump which will turn on when the filter pump General Purpose Outlet is running and solar heat is available and the water is less than the desired temperature If desired. Aux1 Pump Speed This is the speed of the pump when the Aux1 output is on. Operation Manual). the receptacle should be menu for proper operation to occur. Per code. or for the first 3 minutes after solar turns on (allows air in the solar panels to be purged). the Aux1 output. Refer to the circuit breaker chart below for a list of Manual On/Off (default)—the aux relay will alternate between turning on and off when the suitable circuit breakers that can be used. the “+” and “-” buttons adjust the level from 20% to 100% (default). It is very important that the “2-speed” filter pump option be selected under the “Filter Config. Aux1 Freeze Protection This function protects the pool. selected above and turn the aux1 off when: filter pump is off. push Field “+” or “-” and select from “Lowest” to “Highest” in 5% increments. low speed filter pump. Follow the code and the circuit breaker manufacturer’s rating aux button is pressed. If Freeze Factory Protection is enabled and the AIR temperature sensor falls below the selected freeze Prewired temperature threshold. when the pool/spa suction return valves are in any position other than “pool only”. Countdown Timer – the aux relay will turn on when the AUX button is pressed and then will turn off automatically after a programmed time (see Timers Menu. SUITABLE LISTED BREAKERS Tightening Manufacturer Single Double Twin Quad GFCB Filler Plates Torque Low Speed of a 2-speed Filter Pump – the ECOMMAND 4 will operate the aux relay whenever Siemens QP QP QT QT QPF QF3 25lb-in the low speed operation of the filter pump is required. The choices are the Settings Menu speed and a speed that is unique to the Aux1 output only. Countdown Timer. IMPORTANT: this only enables operation of the AUX output during freeze--see the “Filter 120.” Menu for proper operation. a GFCI type. Wired 21 6 . this feature will override the function (Manual On/Off.” knockouts on the lower right side of the ECOMMAND 4 enclosure. ECOMMAND 4 Control Power The ECOMMAND 4 requires 120VAC. Super Chlorinate – if “Chlorinator” is enabled. 2VA Pump Config.” menu to enable freeze protection for the main circulation system. Murray MP-T MP-T MH-T MH-T MP-GT LX100FP 25lb-in Timeclock – the aux relay will turn-on and turn-off at the times set for the aux1 timeclock in the Timers Menu. super chlorinate or dimmer. and equipment against freeze damage.

The ECOMMAND 4 Control Center requires both high and low voltage connections. connections will be made to actuators. Control Power Solar – the valve operates when the filter pump is running and solar heat is available and the Input water is less than the desired temperature setting. In-Floor Cleaner – the valve switches the water returning to the pool between the in-floor cleaner and the normal return jets which facilitate efficient surface skimming. menu for proper operation to occur. High voltage connections will be made to pumps. Electrical Wiring Valve3 Config. The ECOMMAND 4 should also be connected to the pool bonding water. Valve3 Freeze Protection Grounding and Bonding This function protects the pool and plumbed equipment against freeze damage. Wireless Base Filter. -Ensure that Power is disconnected prior to doing any wiring Valve3=Aux2 – the valve operates whenever the Aux2 relay is on. -Follow all local and NEC (CEC if applicable) codes -Use copper conductors only Valve3 Interlock If “Enabled”. Solar heating must be enabled in the “Solar Config. etc. The valve will operate the in-floor cleaner for the first half of each clock hour and then switch to the jets/ skimming for the last half of the hour. 3. If Freeze Connect a ground wire from the primary electrical panel to the ECOMMAND 4 ground bus bar. N. Also Protection is enabled and the AIR temperature falls sensor falls below the selected freeze ground each piece of high voltage (120 or 240VAC) equipment that is connected to the ECOMMAND 4 temperature threshold. sensors. L2. 5 22 . Solar. Lights. Valve3=Filter – the valve operates whenever the Filter relay is on. or for the first 3 minutes after (L1. IMPORTANT: this only enables operation of the valve3 output during freeze--see the system by an 8AWG (6AWG for Canada) wire. the ECOMMAND 4 will turn on the valve to allow circulation of the control relays or circuit breakers. Always: Valve3=Aux1 – the valve operates whenever the Aux1 relay is on. In-floor Cleaner. Push to access Valve3 options + to view/change Move to previous/next configuration menu Valve3 Function Rotates between Timeclock (default). first 3 minutes of filter pump The ECOMMAND 4 circuit breaker subpanel is rated for 100A service. this feature will override the function (timeclock or in-floor cleaner) selected Main Service (Power to the Circuit Breaker Subpanel) above and turn the valve off when: the filter pump is off. A lug for bonding (2 for Canada) is provided on the “Filter Pump Config. Interlock is not available for solar ECOMMAND 4 circuit breaker base.. as well as providing direct input power to the Control Center. circuit breaker rated at 100A maximum. Aux1 and Aux2 Solar Move to next menu item Receiver Connector External Chlorinator Display/Keypad for all functions except solar and super chlorinate (requires Aqua Rite) Valve3 Interlock Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Valve3 Interlock Disabled Move to next menu item Sensor Input for all functions except super chlorinate Heater Output Valve3 Freeze Toggle between Enabled and Disabled (default) Valve3 Freeze Disabled Move to previous/next configuration menu Valve Connector only if filter pump is set to variable and relay type is set to standard Valve3 Pump Spd Select between Settings Menu (default) and the desired pump speed Settings Menu Move to previous/next configuration menu High Voltage Valve3 Function Relays Timeclock (default) – the valve turns on/off at the times set for the valve3 timeclock in the Subpanel Timers Menu (see Operations Manual).” menu to enable freeze protection for the main circulation system. and ground) from the primary house electrical panel to the main power connections on the solar turns on (allows air in the solar panels to be purged). The connection at the main house panel should be to a 240VAC or super chlorinate. Low voltage Valve3=Lights – the valve operates whenever the Lights relay is on. remote keypad. Run properly rated conductors operation (allows the pump to prime and get water flowing). etc. outside/bottom of the ECOMMAND 4 enclosure. lights.

not reset) FEATURE SPA JET IN-FLOOR PUMP CLEANER Are you sure? Reset all configuration parameters SPA PUMP + to proceed Move to previous/next menu (config. This function is NOT reversible--be careful. The default selection is 2. The choices are the Settings Menu speed and a speed that is unique to the Valve3 output only. 3. then both the pool and the spa can be chlorinated (only when optional external chlorination is used). If an alternate speed is desired when the Valve3 output is on. be sure to enable the “interlock” feature (see “Configuration Menu” for details) to ensure that the pumps operate only when the filter pump is on and the system is in the “pool only” operating mode. CLEANER POP-UP CLEANER Some important notes regarding the ECOMMAND 4 control of Standard Pool/Spa systems: Pool/Spa Setup In Pool/Spa Config. If the chlorinator cell is plumbed prior to the pool/spa return valve. This is the speed of the pump that has been selected in the Settings Menu for normal filter operation. 5. The water sensor should be installed prior to any heater or solar and will display either the pool or the spa temperature. A conventional heater (gas or heat pump) and solar can be used to heat both the pool and the spa. If any water feature or pressure side cleaner boost pumps are used. If “Weekend/Weekdays” option is selected then the user can enter one set of TEMPERATURE SENSOR turn-on/turn-off times for the weekend (fixed as Saturday/Sunday) and another set of turn. reset SPILLOVER JET VALVE PUMP Move to previous/next configuration menu WATER WATER Confirmed POOL POP-UP FEATURE FEATURE MAIN POP-UP DRAIN ENERGY Use this function to erase all previous system configuration and reset all configuration SUCTION CLEANER SAVER PRESSURE NON-BOOST PRESSURE PRESSURE CLEANER parameters back to the factory default values. The plumbing diagram above is intended to be used as a general guideline and is not a complete plumbing schematic for the pool. 4. valves or aux outputs or if the chlorinator is enabled. push Pool/Spa system configuration “+” or “-” and select from “Lowest” to “Highest” in 5% increments. SOLAR BOOST on/turn-off times for weekdays (Monday through Friday). Plumbing “Settings Menu”. to Initiate reset of all configuration parameters ISOLATED WATER Default Press + Move to previous/next configuration menu (config. The air sensor must be installed if the freeze protection feature is enabled for the filter. 2. Valve3 Pump Speed This is the speed of the pump when the Valve3 output is on. PUMP CHECK VALVE MANUAL if optional Aqua Rite or VALVE CHECK VALVE HEATER Swimpure external chlorination POOL/SPA SUCTION control is used VALVE FILTER Time Format Toggle between 12 hour AM/PM (default) and 24 hour time format options CHECK VALVE FILTER SOLAR CELL FLOW (prevents draining VALVE SWITCH 12 hour AM/PM PUMP Move to previous/next configuration menu of raised spas) MANUAL POOL SWEEP Units Toggle between ºF and PPM (default) and ºC and g/L (Metric) options VALVE POOL/SPA HEATER BOOST PUMP BYPASS MANUAL POOL/SPA ºF and PPM Move to previous/next configuration menu POOL VACUUM VALVE TEMPERATURE SENSOR VALVE VALVE RETURN VALVE (manual) TWO-WAY VALVE WATER SPA FEATURE BLOWER VALVE WATER CHECK ENERGY FEATURE VALVE FILTER (prevents draining PUMP of raised spas) Reset Config. 7. each timeclock will have one set of turn-on/turn-off settings that operate every day SOLAR of the week. HIGH VOLTAGE LIGHTS All Timeclocks Toggle between 7-day (default) and Weekend/Weekday time options High Voltage Relays Valve Outputs 7-day Move to previous/next configuration menu Filter Pump Pool/Spa Suction TRANSFORMER LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTS Lights Pool/Spa Return Aux 1 Valve 3 Aux 2 This selection affects ALL of the timeclock logic in the ECOMMAND 4. if desired. The ECOMMAND 4 can be programmed to accommodate spa spillover. select: Pool and Spa 1. depending on the current operation of the pool. Refer to the diagram below.. 6. 23 4 . If “7-day” is FIBER OPTIC LIGHT SOURCE COLOR WHEEL selected. Pool or spa operation is controlled by two 3-way valves (suction and return). The temperature will only be displayed when the filter pump is running. These systems use a single filter pump and filter. not reset) POP-UP SKIM OVERFLOW RETURN Config.

be sure that the following items have been com- pleted: Optional Valve Actuators (included with HPC-4-ACT. • The ECOMMAND 4 control output is properly connected to the heater control (see ”Heater Control” wiring. If the “Heater” LED is illuminated. Check that the heater is running. 1. All wiring is performed according to NEC and local codes. and then tighten the nut from the inside. The ECOMMAND 4 is properly configured to control all desired functions. The ECOMMAND 4 is properly grounded and bonded. action. also have to be adjusted depending on the way the actuator is mounted on the valve and the desired valve 2. 3. • The heater temperature setting is at least 2ºF greater than the water temperature (Settings Menu / Pool Heater & Spa Heater).Optional Base Station (included with HPC-4-RC. 3 24 . • The filter pump is running. then check: • Power is supplied to the heater. page 8). • The heater temperature setting is set as high as possible (usually 104ºF/40ºC). Properly rated circuit breakers are installed in the ECOMMAND 4 subpanel. Also refer to the Base Station manual and the Before Startup diagram on page 13. then check the follow- ing: • The heater is enabled (Configuration Menu/Heater Config. if not. If not. • Heater is turned on (“Kill Switch” is in the “ON” position). insert the base station. HPC-4-ACT-RC) 5. • Some heaters also have internal switches or jumpers that have to be set correctly for remote control operation—refer to the heater manual and also “Heater Control” (page 8). System Startup and Checkout The AQL2-BASE-RF optional base station must be installed if the AQL2-SS-RF is used. 2. 4. The easiest way to force solar off is to go to the Settings Menu / Pool Solar & Spa Solar and temporarily lower the temperature settings below the current water temperature. remove the knockout on the upper left side of the ECOMMAND 4 main control unit. check that water is flowing through the heater. RETURN SUCTION Program Automatic Operation Refer to the programming flow chart on the back cover of this manual for a listing of the available menus OUT OUT IN IN and the items included in each menu. • If the pool has solar heat and the solar priority feature is enabled (Configuration Menu/Solar Config) then solar must be off in order for the heater to fire. Check that the ECOMMAND 4 is calling for the heater to turn on as indicated by the “Heater” LED being illuminated. Before starting the ECOMMAND 4 for the first time. HPC-4-ACT-RC) For optional actuators used with the ECOMMAND 4—note that the internal cams in the actuator may 1. To install the base station. • If a heater bypass valve is installed. Also note that some heat pumps actually have be set to the lowest possible temperature. Settings Menu Heater and/or solar thermostat settings Chlorinator settings (if applicable) Day and Time IN OUT Timers Menu (Common) (Common) Timeclock and/or Countdown timer settings Heater Checkout Follow these instructions to verify that the ECOMMAND 4 is properly controlling the heater. go directly to step 2.).

this may require 2 pushes of the “Filter” button). etc. local codes require). control must be mounted a minimum of 5 ft. 4. ! IMPORTANT: Mount the air sensor out of direct sunlight. Solar Sensor For solar applications. HPC-4- ACT-RC) The ECOMMAND 4 is compatible with AQL2-SS-RF wireless remote control only. Position hose clamp over the sensor and gently tighten until O-ring makes an adequate seal. A solar sensor is required if the solar function is enabled. push the SERVICE button once on the main unit keypad. test operation before installing the remote. note that the standard cables supplied with the temperature sensors. A single AQL2-BASE-RF Base Station must be installed on the ECOMMAND 4 in order to use this remote control. The Control Center is designed to mount vertically on a flat surface with the knock- outs facing downward. Do not overtighten. For maximum temperature accuracy. 3.see Configuration Menu/Heater Config. A water sensor and an air sensor must be installed exceeds 104ºF (40ºC). Insert sensor until O-ring collar sits flush on the hole. This information can be found in the ECOMMAND 4 Operation Manual. To enter service mode. Mounting the Equipment • The heater should turn off (“Heater” LED off) and the “Filter” LED will flash to indicated heater cooldown is active.) is operating properly: • Press the “Filter” button once (for 2 speed pumps. 1. but will not turn any output on. The minutes remaining. Service operation as described Water Sensor above will continue for 3 hours. and valve Service mode disables all automatic control operation and is intended to be used when servicing the pool actuators (if applicable) are all 15 ft. Push the SERVICE button once more to exit out of Service mode. 25 2 . Use additional cable (20 AWG) if necessary. The AQL2-SS-RF floats and can be left in the water for easy access. ECOMMAND 4 Control Center • The display will periodically indicate that the filter pump is on for heater cooldown and show the The ECOMMAND 4 is contained in a raintight enclosure that is suitable for outdoor mounting. This will initially turn all outputs off and then allow you to turn outputs on/off manually at the main display (only). Optional AQL2-SS-RF Remote Control (included with HPC-4-RC. For more detailed instructions on control and operation of the ECOMMAND 4 system. (2 meters) horizontal distance from the pool/spa (or more. mount the sensor near the solar collector array so that it is exposed to the same sunlight as the collectors. 1. at all times for proper operation. In service mode. (5m) long. Drill a 3/8” (10mm) diameter hole in the PVC piping and remove all chips and burrs. cover the sensor and 3” (6cm) of pipe on either side with insulation and white paint. you can verify the “heater cooldown” feature (optional . Temperature Sensors Heater control outputs and solar control outputs are prevented from turning on if the water temperature Three sensors are included with the ECOMMAND 4. The maximum distance between the wireless remote and the base station on the ECOMMAND 4 main control unit is 400 feet (120m) line of sight or 200 feet (60m) through walls. Service Mode When selecting a location. the buttons on the optional spa side remote will turn outputs off. Air Sensor Mount the air sensor outdoors. or tightly enclosed area. Pushing the SERVICE button again will enter a timed service mode. The AQL2-SS-RF is a waterproof portable remote control that is designed to be used in and around the pool/spa area. All wireless models require the user to run the “Teach Wireless” routine in the Settings Menu. Do not mount the ECOMMAND 4 inside a panel Operation Manual. Because the enclosure also acts as a heat sink (disperses heat from inside the box). Once the heater is running. then automatically return to normal operation. refer to the it is important not to block the four sides of the control. If in doubt about the distance. 2. This sensor is used to measure the pool/spa temperature and is installed in the filtration plumbing after the filter but before either the solar or conventionally fueled heaters—refer to the plumbing overview diagram. if • The pump will automatically turn off at the end of the 5 minute heater cooldown period. system.3.

) for mounting ECOMMAND 4 Valves (use standard Hayward. HPC-4-ACT-RC) Installation Steps Details on each installation step are presented on the following pages: 1. HPC-4-ACT-RC) AQL2-BASE-RF Base Station required if using AQL2-SS-RF (Included with HPC-4-RC.) Optional Base Station Valve actuators (if applicable) 4. Mounting the equipment (page 2) ECOMMAND 4 main unit High Voltage pool equipment Temperature sensors Low voltage wiring (temperature sen- Optional Remote Control sors. etc. or Jandy valves) Additional valve actuators Accessory Products .Order Separately AQL2-SS-RF Wireless Spa Side Remote Control (Included with HPC-4-RC. ECOMMAND 4 configuration (page 14) 2. hose clamp (2) Goldline GVA-24 actuators (HPC-4-ACT. seal). heater. HPC-4-ACT-RC only) What’s NOT Included Some of the additional items that you may need to complete an installation include: Circuit breakers None are included with control—see page 6 and inside of door for suitable breakers Wire 4-conductor cable (electronics unit to external chlorination) Wire/conduit for 100A service from main panel to ECOMMAND 4 Wire/conduit for filter pump and other high voltage loads Wire for bonding Miscellaneous Mounting hardware (screws.5” pos. (Included with HPC-4-ACT. HPC-4-ACT-RC) AQL-DIM Light Dimmer Relay GVA-24 Valve Actuator V&A-xx Valve & Actuator (xx=1P (1. Plumbing (page 4) 5. etc. Introduction Before You Begin What’s Included Before attempting to install the ECOMMAND 4 system. Electrical Wiring (page 6) Main service Grounding and bonding Circuit breakers ECOMMAND 4 control power 1 26 . (5m) cable. System Startup and checkout (page 24) General Pool Equipment 3. Pentair/Compool. seal). -2P (2” pos. HPC-4-ACT-RC only) (1) Goldline AQL2-BASE-RF/AQL2-SS-RF remote control (HPC-4-RC. check that the following components have been included in the package: ECOMMAND 4 Electronics Unit (3) Temperature sensors with 15 ft.

............................ 5 Wiring Grounding and Bonding.... 4 3......................................................................... Electrical Main Service.................................................. 3 Optional Valve Actuators............................................... Plumbing Plumbing Configuration... Table of Contents Introduction Before You Begin.................... Warranty ECOMMAND 4 Limited Warranty............................ 25 6...... 5 Circuit Breaker Installation and Wiring................. 7 Low Voltage Wiring........ 2 Equipment Temperature Sensors............ System Startup Before Startup......................................................... 1 1.................................................................................................................................................................. 3 2..... 2 Optional Base Station............................................................... 2 Optional Wireless Remote Control..... 6 General Purpose Outlet.......................................................... 8 4............................ 28 27 .................... 24 and Checkout Heater Checkout.................................................................................... 6 ECOMMAND 4 Control Power............................................. 1 Installation Steps.................................. 14 5....................................................................... Configuration Configuration Menu....................................................... 6 High Voltage Pool Equipment........................... 24 Service Mode..................................................................................... Mounting ECOMMAND 4 Control Center........................................................

drains. to connect the equipment assembly or spa to a circuit protected by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter. Pro Logic and E-Command products to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. PERSONAL INJURY. Problems resulting from tampering. metal water pipe. CONTRACTOR OR OTHER PERSON IS AUTHORIZED TO GIVE ANY the equipment grounding bus with copper conductors not smaller than 8 AWG WARRANTY ON BEHALF OF GOLDLINE. connect the local MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. • ! WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury. 1. installations outside of the US and Canada. external water. similar hardware within 3 meters of the pool. THIS WARRANTY IS VOID IF THE PRODUCT HAS BEEN ALTERED IN ANY WAY AFTER LEAVING THE FACTORY. 02852) or visit the Goldline web site. If written proof of purchase is not provided. spa. including the following: Aqua Trol. the manufacturing date • ! WARNING: Disconnect all AC power during installation. The warranty is not transferable and applies to the original owner only. LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE. www. DISCLAIMER. ladders. abuse. For more information on authorized service centers please contact the Hayward/Goldline Technical hazardous to your health. or hot tub to RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL. DEALER. war or acts of God.4 mm2) solid copper conductor between this unit and any metal equipment. COSTS OF RENTING REPLACEMENTS. followed. ADDITIONAL EXPENSES. 2. metal enclosures of electrical equipment. code will be the sole determinant of the date of installation of the product. under normal use and service for a period of three (3) years. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS LIMITED WARRANTY (effective 01/01/09) Goldline warrants its Aqua Rite. EVEN IF THE SELLER HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. freezing. or other DAMAGES. • A green colored terminal marked “Earth Ground” is located inside the wiring compartment. DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF EQUIPMENT. PROPERTY DAMAGE. negligence. To reduce the risk of electric shock. 5 feet (1. this terminal must be 3. 5. Damage resulting from improper installation including installation on pools larger than the product rating. unauthorized repairs or alternations. This warranty is applicable from the initial date of installation on private residential swimming pools in When using this electrical equipment. Proof of purchase is required for warranty service. degradation of natural stone used in or immediately adjacent to a pool or spa. • A wire connector is provided on this unit to connect a minimum 8 AWG (8. SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. do not permit children to WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS: use this product unless they are closely supervised at all times. accident. To reduce the risk of electric shock. AGENT.5m) of the unit. panel with a continuous copper wire equivalent in size to the circuit conductors supplying the equipment. EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. INCLUDING. Service Support Center ( 61 Whitecap Road. Material supplied or workmanship performed by others in process of installation. IN NO EVENT SHALL GOLDLINE BE common bonding grid in the area of the swimming pool. please contact the place of purchase or the nearest Goldline authorized warranty • ! WARNING: Water in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit may be service center. • SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 28 .com. accessory products and replacement • READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS parts are covered under the terms of the warranty for a period of one (1) year. Aqua Logic. Problems resulting from failure to maintain pool water chemistry in accordance with the recommendations in the owners manual(s). fire. US / 6 AWG Canada. Aqua Rite Pro. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE these terminals with an insulated or bare copper conductor not smaller than 8 WHATSOEVER. BUT NOT LIMITED TO. Problems resulting from failure to install. spa or hot tub shall be bonded to NO WHOLESALER. or conduit within lightning.goldlinecontrols. commercial installations. 4. basic safety precautions should always be the US and Canada. AND YOU external surface. To obtain warranty service or repair. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL • All field installed metal components such as rails. flood. THE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY ABOVE CONSTITUTES THE ENTIRE WARRANTY OF GOLDLINE WITH RESPECT TO ITS POOL AUTOMATION AND CHLORINATION PRODUCTS AND IS IN LIEU OF • One bonding lug for US models (two for Canadian models) is provided on the ALL OTHER WARRANTIES. AND OTHER AWG US / 6 AWG Canada. North Kingstown RI. operate or maintain the product(s) in accordance with the recommendations connected to the grounding means provided in the electric supply service contained in the owners manual(s).

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