We bought a ProSeries 14x42 back in July. The plug for the pump is a GFCI plug and the pump is turned on by pressing the red reset button. I was able to set it up on a timer with no problems, it came on by itself at dusk and went off after running the set amount of hours.
In September, the reset button on the plug quit working. I called customer service, went through their troubleshooting steps with no luck. They sent me a new pump, with no problems. The new pump has the same type of GFCI plug, but it seems to be a little more heavy-duty and now I can't get it to work on the timer. When the pump shuts off, it trips the GFCI and it won't come back on without me physically pushing the reset button. The pool is at our bay house and we usually go down there a couple times a week. However, running the pump for several hours one or two times a week is not enough to keep it clean, especially since the pool was without a pump for 2 weeks. If I vacuum through the pump, a lot of crud goes back into the pool, so I've been vacuuming to waste, which is not ideal.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can make the pump work on a timer? Or, any suggestions for vacuuming so that the sand and crud in the bottom of the pool doesn't go back into the pool?