My New Pool Build! (San Antonio Tx)

Res11cue

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Jul 29, 2019
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San Antonio Texas
Another question. So the electrician messed up and cut one of the light wires to short so they “ had to 90 up the transform in the air instead of taking it to back wall” 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Also last night I got all the screen logic stuff hooked up and it looks like they ran all the lights to a single source. I cant choose which lights I want on or off. Is this something I can rewire later to have this option??? Now that all my light wire are cut to go into this one junction im curious if I can redo it to get full use out of the system. I figure that maybe I just want the spa light on or maybe just the sun shelf sometimes but now they just all come on.01A7E7B2-F5FB-48FC-8EFB-A7658A8C0AEE.jpeg
 

bdavis466

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With low voltage lights each light you want to control separately needs to have its own transformer.

If they are going to leave the electrical like that they should at least secure it to a post or something more secure than the air🙄
 
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Pool Clown

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I wouldn't accept that location, with or without a post . As far as im concerned, they messed up, not you. If they have to get all new lights (because now the cords are too short), that's on them, and you shouldn't have to pay for their mistake.
If they are 12V lights now, and If they agree to replace the lights, tell them you want 120V lights w/GFI . Then you will be able to run them independently of each other. GFI breaker is much cheaper than buying multiple xformers.
 
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bmoreswim

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Since you can see your equipment from the backyard/pool anyway, I'd build a wall using two 4x4's and mount 2 x 10's on them to hide the equipment, right next to the janky light box. You can then come off of that to mount the box to it. My equipment pad has perhaps a larger version of what I'm suggesting and my 2x10's dont' go down to the ground like I'd suggest for yours. That might turn lemons into lemonade. Unless you have another plan to hide your equipment or you prefer to see it. I see ours from part of the pool, but not from the seating area.

 

Res11cue

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San Antonio Texas
Good idea on the wall. I could come right to the edge of that concrete with something and that box will be right on the other side of it. I could possibly work with it and not have anyone back over tearing this apart.