Is this normal?
In the picture below you see a control panel with two timers and two toggle switches. The first timer is for the main pump and the second one is for the booster pump. The first toggle switch is for the lights and the second toggle switch is for the main pump. There are three settings for the toggle switches, remote at the bottom, off in the middle and on all the way up. There is a GFCI on the bottom right side.
If the GFCI is tripped the toggle switches won't work but the timers will work. I found that out today when I could not get the toggle switches to work before the timer had cut the pump on. Finally realized the GFCI had been tripped. After resetting it the toggle switches worked like they should.
If the GFCI is tripped shouldn't it shut down everything?