So a couple nights ago I was sitting in my house and my sense popped up a message that “Pool Pump turned on”. I thought that it was weird since the pool pump had been off for weeks. I actually thought it had mis-read the power signature and thought it was probably the jacuzzi pump.
A few minutes later I decided to double check to make sure there wasn’t an issue. When I walked outside I was immediately greeted with the pump pumping the pool to WASTE and filing the yard. Fortunately it had only been running about 5 minutes and was no big deal. Turns out my new pump system on my pool had a “freeze setting” and decided to turn on to avoid freezing . I didn’t know about this and had not reset the pump to circulate.
Had sense not told me, I would have awaken the next morning to a very large mess, probably a ruined $4k liner and possibly a burned up pump.