Can I automate my pool lights?

moore887

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Aug 14, 2018
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CAPE CORAL
#1
There's a switch on the wall inside my house that controls the two Jandy led lights in the pool. Flipping the switch on and off cycles through the different colors. What would I have to buy so I could control these lights with my phone. I really would like to have the red lights on which isn't an option on the presets.
 

PoolGate

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Jun 7, 2017
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Damascus, MD
#3
Sadly, for some unknown reason, Jandy will not allow you to choose red. Have you considered upgrading to iAqualink? Not sure what else you could use accept for a wireless/bluetooth switch. You'd still have to cycle it on/off as many times as needed to get to the right color though.
 
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moore887

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Aug 14, 2018
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#4
Thanks for the info. I had considered a wireless switch as the most cost effective way of changing the color with my phone. I had guessed that the iaqualink would be able to do custom colors much like a Philips hue system. However, it's difficult to work out exactly what I need to buy to make it happen. Most of the promotional material for the system talks about fountains and spas etc. I have the Jandy vs pump and salt system but I'm quite sure my heater may not have smart control, plus I don't have a spa.

I'm not sure of even which Jandy led lights I have as I see there's a cooling version now. Mine were put in by the pool builder 2 months ago.
 

PoolGate

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#5
You could probably get away with the Z4 which is their entry level system. The lights would work with the iAqualink since all it does is toggle a relay in the power center. Check out the below for more info. If you do it yourself you'd save a lot. Heaters simply get an "on/off" command from the automation so just about any heater would work with it.

https://www.jandy.com/en/products/controls/aqualink-z4
 

Jcvader99

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Feb 8, 2018
35
Charleston SC
#6
Just a warning on the "Red" lights... I have a Hayward system that includes reds, pinks and other hues. I NEVER use the red color for any purpose since it looks so pale and dirty. It basically looks like brown with a red glow underneath, which is more or less a murky muddy color.

Unless you're trying to get a "Red, White and Blue" continuous rotation for July 4th parties, then you might want to reconsider your need for red lights in the pool. :unsure:
 

PoolGate

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Just a warning on the "Red" lights... I have a Hayward system that includes reds, pinks and other hues. I NEVER use the red color for any purpose since it looks so pale and dirty. It basically looks like brown with a red glow underneath, which is more or less a murky muddy color.

Unless you're trying to get a "Red, White and Blue" continuous rotation for July 4th parties, then you might want to reconsider your need for red lights in the pool. :unsure:
FYI: Jandy has a red color in their color wheel. For "USA" and a couple other themes (yes, they have a "USA" theme!), the red of course is in it. And Jandy lets you choose individual colors along with the handful of themes. But, red is the one color that you cannot choose on its own. Not sure why. But at night when you want some peace and quiet it is the least obtrusive of all the colors providing a very soft glow in the pool. I cannot imagine why they didn't program this in unless perhaps it is simply a design flaw.

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2 Sky Blue
3 Cobalt Blue
4 Caribbean Blue
5 Spring Green
6 Emerald Green
7 Emerald Rose
8 Magenta
9 Violet
10 Slow Color Splash
11 Fast Color Splash
12 America the Beautiful
13 Fat Tuesday
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