Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Pump timer options

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Cape May Court House, NJ
    Posts
    121

    Pump timer options

    It's a brand new pool, and the PB installed a Hayward single-speed 1.5 hp pump controlled by a mechanical Intermatic timer. I turn the dial to set the time and then screw little pieces onto the edge of the dial to turn the pump on and off.

    Does anyone make a digital timer that has a little more flexibility? I'd like to be able, for instance, to push one button and have the pump run for a half hour or an hour so I can add chlorine and not have to remember to go back out and turn off the pump. I would also like to be able to change the run times without using little pliers to unscrew and tighten the tiny screws. Haven't there been any advances in pool timer technology since the 1950's?

    My pump and timer are inside the pool shed, not out in the open, so being waterproof is not a huge issue. And I don't care about controlling it with my iPad from the comfort of my living room. I just want to set the run times easily and add an hour here or there without making it a big deal. Any suggestions?
    22K 16'x40' inground fiberglass pool, Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand filter, Hayward dual speed 2 hp Super II Pump, Hayward AquaRite SWG, Raypak 400K btu propane heater, Dolphin Supreme M400 cleaning robot, CoverPool auto cover. Also stand-alone Sundance Hawthorne 430 gallon hot tub.

  2. Back To Top    #2
    borjis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    2,058

    Re: Pump timer options

    I hear that. The place I'm moving from has a great GE timer that has the little plastic pins you push or pull for setting however many
    off / on times are possible in 24hrs. Just like the intermatic indoor wall plugin timers.

    My new place, the pool timer is one of those metal timers you mention (and it doesn't work).

    I really don't care for those and unfortunately they seem to be the most common now.

    I've tried to find a new GE timer with the plastic pins, but the only alternatives I see are the more spendy
    electronic timers on Amazon. You might look there.

    ggrrr
    16x32 IG Vinyl, 13,000 Gals. Hayward S-244T sand filter, SP2810X15 pump
    (1.5 HP motor) Raypak PR266AEN (266k btu) gas heater. TF-100 Test Kit.
    Dolphin E10 Cleaning Robot.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Agent99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    688

    Re: Pump timer options

    I use an EH40 by Intermatic. Kind of expensive but it does mostly what you're looking for.
    ----Chris----
    25k IG/Spa Figure 8, 18x36, Pebble Sheen Blue Granite, Sta-Rite S8M150 Cartridge Filter, Pentair 460805 400k BTU Heater & 011018 IntelliFlo VarSpd
    Liquidator, Fafco Solar Heat, Polaris PB460 Booster Pump w/280 cleaner, Katchaleaf Cover, TF100 Test Kit, FAKE MAIN DRAIN

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Youngsville NC
    Posts
    395

    Re: Pump timer options

    The EH40 is terrifically programmable - I'm using it on my waterheater, and I've thought about a 2nd one for my poolpump (currently using one of the Intermatic Little Grey Box timers).
    16x32 IG 19,000 gallons, Pentair 1.5 hp Energy Efficient Superflo pump (348024),vinyl liner, Chlorine dispenser, Hayward S-244T sand filter

  5. Back To Top    #5
    Mod Squad YippeeSkippy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia
    Posts
    6,491

    Re: Pump timer options

    Quote Originally Posted by Maestro View Post
    I would also like to be able to change the run times without using little pliers to unscrew and tighten the tiny screws.
    Ha! You've seen me with my hemostats, huh? And lets not mention the aggravation when you drop one of those loose thingamabobs. Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
    My Amazon Smile for November12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
    Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Cape May Court House, NJ
    Posts
    121

    Re: Pump timer options

    I had to look up hemostat. Here's what I found: "A hemostat (also called a hemostatic clamp, arterial forceps, or pean after Jules-Émile Péan) is a surgical tool used in many surgical procedures to control bleeding."


    22K 16'x40' inground fiberglass pool, Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand filter, Hayward dual speed 2 hp Super II Pump, Hayward AquaRite SWG, Raypak 400K btu propane heater, Dolphin Supreme M400 cleaning robot, CoverPool auto cover. Also stand-alone Sundance Hawthorne 430 gallon hot tub.

  7. Back To Top    #7
    Mod Squad YippeeSkippy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia
    Posts
    6,491

    Re: Pump timer options

    Uh huh....they make for some handy things to have around! The long thin tips make picking up those timer triggers easy for our big clumsy fingers when dropped in the timer. I keep a pair inside the Intermatic timer box.

    A friend used a couple pair on her car for an impromptu antennae and others I know have been known to use them as roach clips.... just handy to have around!
    My Amazon Smile for November12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
    Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Re: Pump timer options

    Intermatic et1125 is what I use

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •