2 yrs. ago i was at a goldline siminar in sacramento, ca. for teh. support. at that time a few of the service companies were working with a "central service management, wireless controller." in a nutshell they had a computer link with the controller and were able to monitor the water chemistry from the office, it was a way for the service company to adjust the salt generator/chlorine/bromine levels without sending a tech to the site.
even with this tehnology they still had to show up once a week to clean the skimmer baskets and give the pool the human once over. i don't see any controller ever replacing the walkthrough needed to visualy inspect an irrigation system or swimming pool