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    Pool Light and Remote Shutoff

    I didn't see a lot of posts about pool lights so I thought I'd mention that I picked up an Intex LED Pool Light, the magnetic one, and that sucker puts out some nice light! Easily bright enough to light up a large pool. If you're a new pool owner I recommend it.

    I am curious however if old school pool owners use a remote or timer to shut off their pool lights? I thought about installing an outlet with a built in timer but I think I'd rather just have a remote. I really don't need the light to turn on every single night so a remote would be better. I haven't checked around yet to find one but I glanced around at HD and didn't see an outdoor remote shutoff so if anyone has a recommendation feel free to pass it along.
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    Re: Pool Light and Remote Shutoff

    if i remember correctly my remote for my fan/lights was fairly cheap. cheap enough I wouldnt hesitate to throw it in a bag to keep it dry.

    your idea is a pretty good, a remote. I like it.
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    Re: Pool Light and Remote Shutoff

    I have two of those Intex magnetic lights on my 18' Ultra Frame. It is very well lit I plugged both of them into a standard timer that cycles them every night. I love seeing the pool light up at 8:30!
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    Re: Pool Light and Remote Shutoff

    Just got this remote shutoff today and it works great!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001Q9 ... UTF8&psc=1
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    Re: Pool Light and Remote Shutoff

    Wow, that's awesome for only 10 bucks!
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    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: Pool Light and Remote Shutoff

    I got two of these kits at Home Depot. I found them in the seasonal section up front when all of the Christmas stuff is there. It says discontinued but maybe it'll come back as seasonal again. I'm sure you can find something like it somewhere else.

    I use them to run my Christmas lights as well as a fountain on the patio and a big floor lamp behind the sofa in the living room. The ones outside have been used and rained on for 2 years now and still work perfectly.

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    Re: Pool Light and Remote Shutoff

    The home depot Christmas light control setup would be perfect for what you want to do. No need to go to crazyville on this. Keeping it simple and inexpensive AND replaceable makes alot of sense.

    Now on the other hand, if you like to impress yourself with your EE skills, go get an outdoor rated box and a Macromatic TR-61622 time delay relay and a momentary push button switch, then you can make it so you can program you lights alot like many cities do with practice field lighting......that is, you press the button and the lights come on for 2 hours. That's what I have just about finished.

    Obviously I need a new hobby or need to get out more because certainly the HD remote control thing would have done it really nicely for a whole lot less money....

    Bob E.

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    Re: Pool Light and Remote Shutoff

    Sometimes it's fun to do it,just because you can.
    Rob

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    Re: Pool Light and Remote Shutoff

    If I wanted to impress myself with my EE/CS skills I'd build a waterproof box with a arduino and some rgb led's and code something that would do a display based on tunes playing on my ipod.. but I gotta build a deck first so that might not happen..
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    Re: Pool Light and Remote Shutoff

    That remote is an excellent idea. I too use one for Christmas lights and it is super convenient.
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    Re: Pool Light and Remote Shutoff

    I went z-wave for my timers. Last weekend we did some rewiring and I now have the pump and SWG controlled by z-wave. We went away for 4 days for the holiday, and my biggest concern was the power going out which would trip the pump and then coming home to a nice green pool. So we added a GFCI outlet, removed the GFCI from the pump and SWG, and used the z-wave modules to control the pump and swg. Now the pump won't trip when the power goes out (or the timer shuts it off) and I can check in on them to make sure they are running and also control them with my phone. We are currently building a house, so I have even more plans for lights and whatnot once we move that I'm also going to control with z-wave.
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    Re: Pool Light and Remote Shutoff

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknoir View Post
    Just got this remote shutoff today and it works great!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001Q9 ... UTF8&psc=1
    I know this is an old thread but made this purchase just now.... I'm so happy I found this forum!!

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