Timer for pool lights

May 23, 2012
Can I install an automatic timer for my ten year old in ground pool? I have an Intermatic timer for the pump filter but use a switch for the lights. How difficult is it to install one for the lights. Thanks


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 19, 2010
Tucson, AZ
Pretty sure the wiring for the light would be the same as for a 120V pump ... assuming you get another Intermatic.

Have you ever wired a light switch before?


LifeTime Supporter
Apr 30, 2011
Lynchburg VA
I just removed the standard outdoor wall switch that controlled my lights and replaced it with a timer. It's a dial timer similar to the kind you would see around a stove I guess. When you want the pool lights on, you give it a spin and set the light for a given amount of time. If you need a picture I can get one later today. I picked up the timer at Lowe's.