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?