I need to re-do the electrical around my pool pump. I have a rotted out box with what amounts to be a light switch that turns off the power to my timer/pump. It won't take a switch cover at all. Its just taped up with electrical tape now.
The box for my intermatic timer is also rusted up and no longer has a latch, so its just closed with a wire.
I've got an electrician friend that is going to do the work for me, but I'm wondering if there is a reason to upgrade or change my setup.
The pool doesn't have anything fancy that needs to be controlled. Just the single speed pump (controlled by the intermatic mechanical timer, separate solar heater controller and a single incandescent pool light (controlled from a wall switch inside my living room).
I will probably have the electrician add an outlet (110v or 220v?) so I can hook up a stenner pump for the chlorine. I prepared my pipes for it after a pike leak last year.
What is the best way to move forward? I'm not really interested in replacing my pump right now. Both pool stores I use suggested I had a great pump and should just replace the motor last time it failed.
Do I put in a new mechanical Intermatic timer or should I use on of their electronic ones (or something else)? What about putting the outlet on a separate timer for the stenner pump?
Basically...what would you do if you could start over from scratch controlling a basic pool setup?