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    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Santa Cruz, CA

    Lighting Help Needed

    We are in the middle of our pool build and I would love a few tips and ideas on our landscape lighting and electrical.

    Currently we have on the required 120v GFI rough plumbed in our trenches around the pool. I am planning on branching off of this for a couple of outlets around the back side of our decking. I could just use this circuit for lighting, but would have to have a switch at the far end of the pool - I would prefer to have the switch closer to where we walk up to the pool (by our equipment pad). I am also wondering how I could also connect our lighting to the Jandy automation we are installing.

    Our pool build only includes the pool equipment - no additional landscape lighting and such. So I (or my electrician) will be tasked with running the additional wires and extra pvc tubes before the concrete is poured.

    We would like to have a couple of step lights, 2 lights on our pergola, and a few lights around our retaining walls to light things up. In addition, we might want a light or 2 in the planting beds to light trees. I have a few 12V low voltage lights that would be perfect to use - so I will need a transformer to power them. I am thinking that the best spot for the transformer would be at the equipment pad - I might ask if a larger box can be used so that I can fit some of my additional equipment in it...

    We could have all the lights on one circuit - or break them down into 2-3 different switches. Our layout is included below...

    We do have some flood lights from our home that illuminate the yard a bit.
    2015 Build Link: 15'x30' Rectangle (3'-6", 5', 4' depth) ~14K gal In Ground Gunite Pool Finish: Wet Edge Primera Stone. TF-100 Test Kit, Dolphin DX5+S Robot Jandy CL460 Filter, VS 2HP pump, Jandy AquaPure 1400 SWG, iAqualink2, Automatic Cover Future Solar Heat: Gull Industries Coils - 6 Coils (or none - our pool is staying 85 on foggy days!)

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Lighting Help Needed

    All easy to do. However, area lighting and all associated wiring needs to stay at least 10 feet horizontally away from the water.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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