Automating your Pool Controls with Insteon

Problem

Have you ever wanted to control your pool's pump, lighting,heater or cleaner from within the comfort of your home? Going outside to turn on the pool pump/heater/cleaner gets tiring after awhile, especially in the heat, wouldn't it be easier to just touch a button or control it from a smartphone or a tablet?

The following soluions will provide you with a simple way to achieve this goal.


Simple Solution

Replace your existing pool light switch with an Insteon 6-Button On/Off Keypad, and then replace your current pool pump and pool heater controls with either an Insteon 220V/240V 30 Amp Normally Open Load Controller or 220V/240V 30 Amp Normally Closed Load Controller.


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Smart Solution

With building on the Simple Solution, add an Insteon Hub to control the pool lights and then pool pump or pool heater from your smartphone or tablet. Add a scene to control all your pool lights with a single click of a button, and then you can create a schedule to turn your pool equipment on and off at various times during the day, or during the week.

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Simple Solution

Replace your current switch that controls your pool lights/heater/pump with an Insteon 6-Button On/Off Keypad, and then repalce your pool pump and pool heater controls with an Insteon 240 V Load controller.



What You Will Need

Time Required
15+ Minutes

Tools Required
Phillips and Flat head Screwdriver
Wire cutter/stripper
Various tools to mount 240 V Load Controller



Step 1 - Replace Switch

Replace your current switch that controls your pool pump, pool heater, and pool lights with the Insteon 6-Button On/Off Keypad.



Step 2 - Choose the button that you want to control the scene


Press and release the scene button that you want to use to control the desired lights.



Step 3 - Set the Load


Press the Set button on the load controller to set the state you wish to activate (on or off).



Step 4 - Linking


Press and hold the Set button on the 6-Button On/Off Keypad until the green light starts blinking, this should be around 3 seconds.



Step 5 - Link Load Controller

Press and hold the set button until it double-beeps.

* A seperate 240 V Load Controller will be required for each pool device you wish to control.


Smart Solution

Taking the simple solution discussed above, and add an Insteon Hub to increase the automation capabilities of your home with now being able to add scenes and schedules.



What You Will Need

Time Required
30+ Minutes

Tools Required
Phillips and Flat head Screwdriver
Wire cutter/stripper
Various tools to mount 240 V Load Controller


Hub


Setup Insteon Hub

Step 1 - Installation

Connect your hub to your router and to an outlet using the provided cables.



Step 2 - Download the Insteon App

In the app store or play store, search Insteon for Hub and download the app.



Step 3 - Create an Account

Open the Insteon Insteon app, and click Create New Account.

Create an Insteon Account.

*Username and Password need to be 16 characters or less and only alphanumeric.



Step 4 - Scan QR code

Scan the QR code located on the bottom of your Insteon Hub.


Device Setup

Step 1 - Replace old Switch

Replace your old switch that controlled the pool lights with the Insteon 6-Button On/Off Keypad.

* Click here for additional help with installing the keypad.



Step 2 - Login to the Insteon App

Log into the Insteon App.



Step 3 - Open the Menu

Click on the drawer icon located in the upper right hand corner.



Step 4 - Add a Device

Click on the Add a Device.

Add the 6-Button On/Off Keypad to the Insteon Hub.



Step 5 - Select the product type

Select the Wired-In icon.



Step 6 - Press set button

Press and hold the set button on your 6 button keypad until you hear a double-beep.



Step 7 - Verification of Connection

The device will run through some diagnostics.



Step 8 - Device has been Added

Ckick Done.

The device has been added now.



Step 9 - Add devices to the hub

Add your Insteon 240 V Load Controllers to the Hub.

*Follow steps 4-8 for each additional Load Controller you will be using.

** A seperate 240 V Load Controller will be required for each pool device you wish to control.



Step 10 - Create a scene

Open the Menu and click on Create a Scene.

*By using a scene this refers to usig multiple Insteon products together, this allows the 6/8-Button Keypad to turn on/off the pool lights and the load controllers from one location.

For addition help with creating a schedule, click Here.



Step 11 - Add devices to the scene

Select the Insteon devices that you wish to add to your scene.

Then click Next.



Step 12 - Adjust the devices settings

Set the devices to the desired state, ie. on/off, or anywhere in-between.

Set the keypad as the controller, and designate a scene button to control the load controllers.

Then click Done.



Step 13 - Add devices to the scene

After the diagnostics are completed, click Yes to complete the scene.



Step 14 - Go to Scenes

Under the Menu, click on Scenes.



Step 15 - Scenes Selection

Click on the Scene that you wish to turn on/off.



Step 16 - Control your scene

From this screen, you can turn the Scene on/off.


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