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    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    1. I have already purchased the multirelay. There are 3 relays: Maximum Load: Relay 1: 15 A, Relay 2: 15 A, Relay 3: 20 A. ---> Am I good? 2. The lights are not low voltage because I do not have a transformer. Correct? 3. Can an incandescent light change colors? Or should be either LED or...
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    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    Thanks, James and Dirk. James, not sure about the gfci. So if the outlet (in the box on the right side of the breaker box above) looks like a gfci outlet (like below), then I have it, correct? Is there any other place where lights can be on a gfci? I can check it tomorrow. Dirk, there is no...
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    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    Ok, I took some pictures. There are 3 lights, the one in the spa looks a bit different. About your questions: 1. I don't control colors, it changes itself every time I turn the switch on and off. The colors don't change until the next time I turn on/off. There is a mode that colors change...
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    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    The pool was built in 1994 or 1995 according to the neighbors. No documentation from the builder. But I will post a picture of the light tomorrow. Thank you.
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    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    They change colors, so they should be halogen (or LED?). They are also not very big, the whole gasket is 4" and is rubber. And how can I know the make/model without taking it out?
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    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    Thanks. How can I measure the usage? I'm going to install a smart device to control the pump/lights/air blower. For that, I need to know the watt of the pool lights. I can take a picture tomorrow during the day. what is the min and max wattage for the pool lights?
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    How to tell the watt of the pool light

    Hi everyone, is there any way to find out the wattage of a pool light without taking it out? I assume there are limited types so I should be able to find out based on the look and size, correct? I am only interested in knowing the watt of the pool lights.
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    Pump start time & run time for diff seasons

    Thank you mknauss. I did not know that! Where can I get more info about a robotic cleaner on TFP? I own my first pool for just a few months and before draining the pool in Spring, I asked a few pool companies to look at the equipment. They *all* said the pump was too weak (1 Hp) and the...
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    Pump start time & run time for diff seasons

    mknauss: Would you please elaborate on why that is a very expensive method of cleaning a pool.
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    Pump start time & run time for diff seasons

    Would you please elaborate? Thank you for the rest. It cleared up many things.
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    Pump start time & run time for diff seasons

    Thank you ajw22. The article talks about the run time only. So there is no recommendation for the start time? can I always run the pump at night? Should chlorine level always match with the Chlorine / CYA Chart?
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    Pump start time & run time for diff seasons

    Hello! I would like to know if there is a recommended start time and run time for the pump during Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter? I have heard the pump should run overnight in winter (to prevent water from freezing at nights), and for at least 12 hrs in summer starting early morning. I do...
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    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    Any comment on Q4? I have read that people say avoid Clorox. Not sure what products! TIA
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    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    That's a good point. Thanks.
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    Basic pool maintenance for noobs!

    A few questions about the SLAM process 1) The water is very clear and I have no signs of algae in the pool. In the spa however, I can see a bit green (prob 2 in x 2 in) at 2 corners of the walls. Do I still need to do the SLAM? 2) Should I start with clean filters? Again, the water is not...