I am wondering how everyone here is controlling their pool lights so that they come on at sunset throughout the year. Also, how is everyone handling occupied vs vacant settings for the pool light?
My pool is be being built at a winter home and I would like to be able to have the pool lights come on at sunset when we are there, and when we are not at the house, I do not want the pool lights to come on at all.
Right now the house has a Vantage lighting system and an easytouch is specced for the pool. My pool guy told me I would need to upgrade to the intellitouch to get the vantage to communicate with the pool. The problem is I only need to introduce conditional logic for the pool lights. The pentair ipad app is more than enough for the rest of the pool's functions.
So, I am wondering if there is a way to wire a Vantage relay to the easy touch in such a way to be a "master on/off" for the pool light. The pentair easytouch would be set to turn the pool light on everyday at 4pm and off at 11pm, but the vantage relay will will execute the conditional programming.
Does this make sense? Are there other options?
EDIT: pentair tech support just told me my logic is sound and that I would not need to upgrade to an intellitouch to accomplish all of this.