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Thread: lights turn on changing from pool mode to spa mode ???

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    lights turn on changing from pool mode to spa mode ???

    Hello TFP , newbie here

    ok, I have a pool/spa setup with a Aqua link RS8 control , my wife and I just noticed that when when you change from pool mode to spa mode the lights in the pool and spa turn on by themselves ???
    AND the pool light switch will not work when controller is in spa mode BUT , it does work in the pool mode ????

    Thank you in advance for your help Barry

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    Re: lights turn on changing from pool mode to spa mode ???

    Welcome to TFP!

    The automation system might be programed to turn on the lights, or the wiring for the lights might be mixed up somehow inside the automation system. Some tracing of how the wiring was done might turn up what is going on. Having the automation system programmed to turn on the lights seems likely enough, but the switch working in one mode but not the other sounds like a wiring problem.
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    Re: lights turn on changing from pool mode to spa mode ???

    Hi Jason

    Everything was working fine, just suddenly came on , could it be a relay

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    Re: lights turn on changing from pool mode to spa mode ???

    A broken/stuck relay wouldn't have the symptoms you describe.

    Conceivably it would be a corruption of the automation system programming. The other possibility is a short of some kind in the wiring.
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    Re: lights turn on changing from pool mode to spa mode ???

    Do you think a system reset might do the trick

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    Re: lights turn on changing from pool mode to spa mode ???

    You could try power cycling the automation system. A full reset means reprogramming everything, which I don't recommend unless you have gotten quite familiar with the system and your setup.
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    Re: lights turn on changing from pool mode to spa mode ???

    power cycling the automation system, how would i do that ....thank you for your help

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    Re: lights turn on changing from pool mode to spa mode ???

    There should be a circuit breaker somewhere that turns off the automation system.
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    Re: lights turn on changing from pool mode to spa mode ???

    ok , that you i will check

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