I have a pool side GFCI outlet. I am sure that the LOAD from GFCI goes to pool light switch.
I have connected the backyard string light to this outlet. However since connecting string lights, the GFCI keeps tripping as soon as I connect light to this outlet.
I changed the 15A GFCI receptacle but still same issue.
What I saw was that the “hot” wire from LOAD goes to the pool light switch from GFCI receptacle. So, I removed this hot wire from LOAD and now string lights are working and GFCI receptacle is NOT tripping.
What do you think is the problem? Just the hot wire going from LOAD to pool switch or it could be a bad pool light switch?
Is it ok to operate GFCI receptacle for outdoor string light with LOAD wire removed from GFCI to pool light and capped? Will there be any issue with pool electric shock hazard as the pool light is inside pool water and not connected to GFCI receptacle?