Using home automation for about six years. I initially struggled with Home Assistant but then installed a Samsung Smartthings V2 and was very happy with the simplicity of device integration and easy of use.

I became unhappy with Samsung when they forced changes with the app and started with Hubitat toward the end of 2020. It has not been easy. I now know much more about Z-Wave and Zigbee networks by necessity.

As of 3/21 everything is working most of the time. I still have some random problems with Zooz Z-Wave products but less frequently now.

This spring I plan to do some pool valve and heater automation but I haven't decided exactly how to go about it.

More later ...