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General => Pool Control => Topic started by: exzavier on May 08, 2017, 09:43:30 pm

Title: Intermatic PE953/PE653 zwave pool controller
Post by: exzavier on May 08, 2017, 09:43:30 pm
After much searching I Was finally able to get the software patch from Intermatic to make this work.
In a word "Slick"
Frank Pomeroy is the one you want to speak with in support. 815-675-7000
They'll send you a dongle and the software to upgrade you units. walk you through the entire process and finally upload to Vera Edge. Outstanding!!!
Read about it here: ( (
Took about 20 minutes to perform the upgrade and no time to set the heat pump and circulating pumps into scenes. Control lights as well from the PE953. Now the PE653 remote is a paper weight. All control is on my phone!  8)
Good Luck!
Title: Re: Intermatic PE953/PE653 zwave pool controller
Post by: JMack89427 on August 08, 2017, 01:55:41 pm
Which software patch are you referring to?  I have had a ticket open with Vera for a few weeks now where my PE653 worked great on the 3.3 firmware but Vera made a change and it would become unresponsive after a few weeks leading me to exclude and include again.  This lead Vera to tell me to update the firmware to 3.4 which broke everything completely and this was their final response:

Subject: Intermatic PE-653 Multiwave no longer responding
AUG 08, 2017  |  10:49AM PDT
Alex B replied:
Hello again Jason,

The final decision always belongs to the end user. And I think it is natural for everybody to pursue the product that fits best his needs.

I am sorry that our Vera controllers could not do the job for you, but unfortunately we do not support that device anymore.

Let me know if I can further assist you and I will gladly do it. Else, may I close this trouble ticket?

Thank you,
Have a good day.


Alex B ▾ Customer Care Advocate
Vera Control, Ltd. ▾ Smarter Home Control ▾ ▾ +1 (866) 966-2272
Title: Re: Intermatic PE953/PE653 zwave pool controller
Post by: Minnies on August 09, 2017, 12:52:33 pm
Wow! My Veralite failed and I had to replace with a VeraEdge. Wasn't able to copy from the Veralite as it lost the ability to communicate via LAN. I plan on updating the pool controller software to the latest level and the having it joined to Vera once again. Is that not a possibility now? Pool control is one of the most important reasons I have Z Wave.