electrical

  1. Cwiggs

    Help Installing SWG!

    Hello TFP! Long story short I was planning on installing the Circupool RJ60+, but the Hayward AquaRite W3AQR15 went on sale for ~$900 so I decided to buy the Hayward. Now I'm looking for the help/suggestions/tips on installing it. Questions: 1. Right now I have an old intermatic timer that is...
  2. M

    Pool Company Telling me to connect Motor to 240 Volts for Longevity

    I have an in-ground, salt swimming pool. The entire setup is outdoor in a city that snows a lot (motor, salt panel, heater, filter). My motor (Hayward Super Pump) has lasted 7 years up until a few weeks ago. The pool company replaced the capacitor which lasted 3 weeks. When I brought the motor...
  3. N

    Can I plumb a heat pump before hooking up electrical?

    We have a plumber who can come out Saturday to plumb the heat pump (RayPak 8345ti) but the electrician might not be able to make it in time. Does it matter if it's plumbed before it has power?
  4. P

    Spa blower toggle

    I mistakenly purchased a replacement spa blower that does not have a toggle switch (and of course waited until after the return window to notice it...) My question is: is it possible to install a toggle switch or otherwise modify it to control the blower? Specs: Sunrunner SB24015 1.5 HP 240V...
  5. P

    Intellicenter Heat Pump Automation

    Hello all! I recently had an AquaCal SQ225 Heat pump installed... I asked the installer about connecting it to my Intellicenter and he didn't know if it could be done. The instructions reference the EasyTouch and IntelliTouch, so I assume it can work with the IntelliCenter too. I attempted to...
  6. D

    20yr old SubPanel- No GFCIs. Advice on Moving/Upgrading?

    Here's pics of what I got installed now. I'm looking to move the box about 1' to the side, and possibly 1' down so I don't have to pigtail new wires, and just keep the existing wires in tact. I'd like to cut the copper/emt tubes, and connect electrical PVC pipe w/ 90's to the new location. I'd...
  7. P

    Intellicenter Wiring Question

    Hello all! I just got my Intellicenter up and running (thanks the discussions in this forum), so far I'm loving it! I had an electrician run power to it, but now I'm wiring all the smaller circuits. I have pool lights, a convenience outlet, a blower, and soon a heat pump. My question has to...
  8. thephatp

    EasyTouch 8 (ET8, or even ET4) Wiring Help

    I need help understanding how the EasyTouch8 is configured/meant to work. I figured this made sense to be in a new thread, so notifying @GDN or @bdavis466, since this is in relation to a post/diagram from them. Goal: To provide load to an available AUX relay ONLY when the mail pump is on...
  9. S

    Heater/control panel/ breaker issue

    Just looking for suggestion, I’ll likely get someone out to service the hot tub. It’s a royal spa empress. I don’t know it’s history, we bought a house a few years ago and it came with it. Last year I had some issues with the gfci. breaker flipping and it got worse overtime to the point it would...
  10. P

    Intellicenter circuit breaker question

    Hello all, I'm in the middle of replacing all my equipment... Based on all the input here at TFP, I invested in an intellicenter. My question is about the sub panel, I'm not sure what size breaker to feed the intellicenter with. I plan on having an intelliflo pump, aquacal sq225, bubbler, pool...
  11. T

    Do you think this is successfully waterproofed and safe?

    This is a pool blaster vacuum that ran off of a 9v battery pack. I took a 9v dc/ac adapter and connected it to it and then to an extension cord using all heat shrink connections. I then sealed the entire interior pack area with silicone and then heat shrink sealed the extension cord connections...
  12. Bootstrap7718

    LED pool lights have strange characteristics

    So I'm in the property management industry and provide pool maintenance for a condo association that's twenty years old and poorly maintained in the earlier years. This thread is for the pool lights that have a mind of their own. Since I've started at this property several months ago I've...
  13. P

    Pool Light Bonding and/or Grounding

    Electrical questions: I recently had a leaking pool light niche replaced. The shell around the light was replaced with a metal housing and a new yellow jacket 3 wire electrical with a separate bonding cable pulled into the junction box. The old wiring had no bond up at the junction, but was and...
  14. bownut

    Several issues, but most alarming is electric current in pool

    I think the backstory is important here because it might answer a few questions. Last year we had our vinyl liner replaced and had lights installed in our pool for the first time. Our house was a foreclosure and the lights were one of the items that disappeared before we bought. I had noticed...
  15. J

    Lights will not turn on and mystery at the GFCI outlet by AquaLink RS

    Hi. I’m baffled. The pool lights will not go on. I hear a click in the AquaLink box. The GFCI outlet connected to AquaLink RS doesn’t give electricity to either plug. I replaced it....same issues. Voltage tester showed power. But test button doesn’t work. There is a PX100...
  16. K

    Wintertime electrical disconnect for in-ground pool pump?

    I have an in-ground pool with a 1HP Hayward Super Pump. It was brand new 3 years ago and last year, it started having intermittent trouble starting (hums and trips the breaker). I picked up a replacement start capacitor which should fix the issue for this season but I suspect that the reason...