The timer component of our automatic pool cover is broken. I’d like to replace it with a smart device, so that I can control it remotely.
The pool cover is controlled by two push buttons (Open/Close), which activate the timer, which in turn activates one of two relays. The relays control a separate circuit (with a lover voltage, for safety) which enables the pool cover motor.
The timer didn’t work when we bought the house. I simply bypassed it, and adjusted the circuit so that the push buttons directly operate the relays. This was fine as a temporary fix, but it requires holding down the buttons for a little over a minute until the pool is completely opened/closed.
I’m actually not a 100% sure that the broken component is in fact a timer, but that’s how I understand the schematics.
The plan is to add a Z-wave (or simular) switch that stays closed for about a minute once activated. The timings for opening an closing are slightly different though, so I’d have to be able to configure those differently. Is this possible?