Hey, I've recently installed a Hayward OmniLogic as an upgrade to my pool. In addition to filter pump, cleaner pump, and heater, I have two 120V lights installed.
I know everyone is gonna tell me to upgrade to the new color changing LED's, and that might happen next year; but for now I just want to get the existing lights wired and working.
In my research on this I read that the wiring from the lights is supposed to go to a junction box prior to the controller. The way they "were" wired, before I took everything apart, is that
each light ran the bundled 3 wire (black, white, and yellow/green) and the 8 gauge bonding wire to the controller box, where the neutral ran to a switch location. So, no separate junction box...
So, at the OmniLogic I have three conduits coming out of the ground. Two as described above with the light wires plus bond, and one with a standard 3 wire 120VAC run. My intent is to use the former
"switch run" to simply run 120VAC to that location as I can use that for powering ceiling fans, etc... For the lights, I'm planning on installing a GFCI breaker into the OmniLogic and using one of the
high voltage relays to turn the lights on/off, with no physical switch.
Is this legit? Did my original pool installer have something wrong?
I understand all about bonding versus ground, and plan to make sure the existing bonding wires are tied into the rest of the equipment (pumps, heater, etc..). My concern is really just about wiring the
lights... and the need for a separate junction box when the OmniLogic can provide the GFCI internally.