No! Like all great technology, it is largely automatic and invisible to the user and you have little to do.
The system is automated. Generally, what you have to do is remove the leaves from the pool, pool skimmer, pump strainer and any automatic pool cleaner; maintain an appropriate level of water in the pool …and backwash the filter every 6-8 weeks when requested. Backwash takes about 5 minutes and is partially automated. Occasionally, you may also need to brush pool areas with poor circulation or where the pool cleaner can’t reach.
You can override the automatic operation of the pool if you wish using the Pool App on your Smartphone or Tablet, but, mostly you should let it run and enjoy it, If the pool or its equipment need cleaning or maintenance, please shut the system off, otherwise it could start by itself and injure you or damage some of the equipment.