I'm a new pool owner (just bought a house with one) and I'm starting to get everything dialed in. I'd really love to automate the chlorine additions with a Stenner. I've done a bit of reading on the forum but was hoping for a little input.
1. I'd like to control my Stenner pump independent of my main pump so I'm thinking of going the fixed rate route. I'm thinking of the 45MPHP10 - does that sound right? It looks like the 100 psi versions work just as well as the 25 psi versions but also have a check valve. And I think I want 10 GPD because I want to be able to add my bleach in no more than 1.5 or 2 hours (and I think my chlorine per day will range from 15 fl oz to 80 fl oz depending on the season - I know a big range, but as I said I'm still getting my pool chemicals dialed in), so I think the 10 GPD gets me there. Does that sound right? Anything I should rethink on the pump selection?
2. Control/timer - I've got an older Compool LX100 controller with two mechanical timers (one for the filter, one for the booster - see below for a picture). I assume I can't tie in control of the Stenner pump without upgrading the whole system, correct? If so, is my best bet something like the Woods electrical timer (this one http://www.homedepot.com/p/Woods-7-D...0015/203638981)?
3. Wiring of control/timer - is there any way to wire the Woods timer so that it will only operate the Stenner when the filter pump is on? Or do I just have to rely on synchronizing the LX100 mechanical timer and the Woods timer, and hoping/ensuring they don't get out of sync? For reference, my pad has a single open 110V outlet that I'm planning to power the pump from.
Thanks for any help!
My Compool LX100 controller: