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In this video I upgrade the timers on my pool to Wink Compatible Zigbee timers from GE. When I bought my house 3 years ago I inherited Intermatic timers. I’ve hated those things ever since I first had to adjust the time. They are awful! The little clips move, you can’t turn them on or off at certain time points when they are about to trip.

So I found some GE Z-Wave Smart Controls that could handle 40A 240v, which is well above my pool pump requirements. So I bought two of them and set out to convert my pool to being controlled by Wink. Watch to see how it went.

Update: 10 September – Nearly a month later the timers are working flawlessly. Even after Hurricane Harvey’s record setting rains the pool pumps are working as scheduled.

Update July 2020: Still working flawlessly. Wink, not so much…. but it all still works.

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13 Comments

  1. Will - July 29, 2020

    @10:59 what lines up???

  2. James Lane - July 29, 2020

    Would have helped if you would have shown people how you did the wiring

  3. Andre Krausz - July 29, 2020

    Thanks for your video, found it helpful. To reduce confusion, you might want to update all instances where you refer to the GE Switch as a controller or a timer. It is network-capable, but it's still just a switch.

  4. chiggedycheckyoself - July 29, 2020

    Started watching this video with my headphones on and it almost blew my eardrums. A little warning at the beginning would have been nice.

  5. CoolRaul - July 29, 2020

    you could have bought a switch that cost $25 each and it does the same thing. cost $50 total you paid well over $300 for that and it is huge on the side of the house.

    gocontrol fs20z-1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ER6MH22/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    the video is useless because you spent all your money on those boxes and had none left for a tripod

  6. sabino Salazar - July 29, 2020

    Hi Brian

    I know you said you this smart box made by GE and you said it was zigbee but your description says it’s a zwave. I am looking at this exact box on amazon and it zwave and it’s 160+ but WiOn makes this exact same box and it’s 70 dollars on amazon. I just want something to work with zigbee to use my xfinity home app. Please explain and give me more light on this issue thanks

  7. James Jones - July 29, 2020

    I have similar, but used the Intermatic CA3750. Looking at how easy your setup was, and how I am starting to encounter signal issues, wish I would have gone with GE with antenna.

  8. Patrick p - July 29, 2020

    No wiring detail, no set up detail—what was the point here?

  9. Shawn Tartaglia - July 29, 2020

    I like wink too. So much better than smart things for my lights, Sonos, and thermostat

  10. Bigfb12 - July 29, 2020

    Nice video. Where did you purchase the ZigBee timer? I only find the z-wave one for sale online. I was looking to use with Echo plus that has built in zigbee and wouldn’t require separate hub. Do you have a website link or which store sells it? Thanks!

  11. Sun Flare - July 29, 2020

    Hi Brian, what a shame you didn't have the camera closer to see the whole process from close up. But at least I know that this type of timer will work with my pool. Thanks.

  12. Queens Nicky - July 29, 2020

    HI Brian,

    i bought the same setup but cant get the box to light up. Are you wired for 240 or 120?

  13. Chris & Kim Mayes - July 29, 2020

    Brian, thanks for sharing. Does the Smart Controler allow for multiple devices on a single controller where you can have separate timers for each or do you have to have a separate controller for each device?

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