Pool pump relay help for newbie

Hi all,

I would like to set up Z wave switches in SmartThings for my Hayward SP2603VSP pool pump. Apparently, it has three external 24V relays that can be used to control the speed of the pump to one of eight presets (p. 16):


Now I am trying to figure out what products I need to get Z-wave control of these relays. I see lots of relay products (wet/dry/isolated contact, SPDT, DPDT, etc.) and I am confused. Can someone point me in the right direction? I’m not cost-sensitive and would prefer the most convenient approach. However, SmartThings control is a must-have (which is why I am not getting one of the commercial setups).

As far as background, the extent of my own electrical experience is replacing all the switches in my home with GE 12722s and 12724s, so I’ve done some basic wiring, but know nothing about relays.


Many thanks! I am based in the US. I had trouble finding the FGS 212. An Amazon search reveals an FGS 213 (https://www.amazon.com/Fibaro-FGS-213-ZW5-US-Single/dp/B01M67U7RT/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501723093&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=FGS+212+fibaro), but not 212. I tried searching online, but the only results coming back are from UK sites.

Using your information, I went looking for some other options. I found something called the Mimolite (https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Z-Wave-Multi-Input-Output-Contact/dp/B00B6RZ7MM/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1501723152&sr=1-1&keywords=12v+dry+contact+module) that claims to be able to do 12v – would it work and be able to be placed in the junction box?

I found a couple others – the FS20z (https://www.amazon.com/GoControl-Z-Wave-Isolated-Contact-Fixture/dp/B00ER6MH22/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_2?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1501723228&sr=1-2-fkmr3&keywords=12v+dry+contact+module+zwave) and Remotec (https://www.amazon.com/Remotec-Zwave-Contact-Fixture-Module/dp/B00913ATFI/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1501723341&sr=1-1-fkmr3&keywords=12v+dry+contact+module+zwave) – but, from what I can tell, they require 120V power.

Are there others I am missing?

Thanks for the pointers on the software side too. You are a great help!



Many thanks. One last question: is the Mimolite the only option that is able to take 12V power from the pump itself? It would be nice if I didn’t have to run additional wires out to my breaker, given that the pump has 12V power itself. Thanks.