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    Pump Timer Issues.

    Hello All,

    Can you check this photo and let me know what time my pump would turn on. Normally i adjust the left dial, the right one i guess is for the second smaller pump that i have (which i have no clue what its for)!



    I want it to run from 11:00 to 15:00. But i woke up at 7:30 today and saw the pump running at that time. Who knows how long it was running for.
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    Re: Pump Timer Issues.

    You need make sure the middle silver dial is at what time it is. It says it is 7:30pm when you took this pic. Is that correct? If not you need to pull lightly on the whole yellow circle and turn it till it matched the time it is with the silver arm.
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    Re: Pump Timer Issues.

    Ok... so i need to set the center arm to the current time on the clock? The photo was taken sometime around 10:30 CST.
    Purex Titron FNS DE Filter 25000 gallons approx.
    Century A.O. Smith B855 56Y 2HP Motor. 40x25 (approx). Plaster surface.
    TFT-100 Test Kit.
    Rainbow Lifeguard 320.
    DX5+S Cleaner.

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    Re: Pump Timer Issues.

    The right clock controlling the small pump sounds like it is a pressure side cleaner.
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    Re: Pump Timer Issues.

    Ah! Is that supposed to run, the last time when some pool guys came to install my main motor, said its not supposed to run.

    P.S. I think i got the timer to work properly now. Thanks. Will see tomorrow if it turns on at the right time.
    Purex Titron FNS DE Filter 25000 gallons approx.
    Century A.O. Smith B855 56Y 2HP Motor. 40x25 (approx). Plaster surface.
    TFT-100 Test Kit.
    Rainbow Lifeguard 320.
    DX5+S Cleaner.

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    Re: Pump Timer Issues.

    There should be a fitting in the pool that sort of looks like a return only bigger and higher up, closer to the waterline tile. Plug a pressure side cleaner in there and turn on that booster pump and watch it go. Most booster pumps also need to have the main pump running too.
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    Re: Pump Timer Issues.

    Hmm... I have to look for that. I will try to find it out tomorrow morning. Thanks.
    Purex Titron FNS DE Filter 25000 gallons approx.
    Century A.O. Smith B855 56Y 2HP Motor. 40x25 (approx). Plaster surface.
    TFT-100 Test Kit.
    Rainbow Lifeguard 320.
    DX5+S Cleaner.

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    Re: Pump Timer Issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by hellstorm2004 View Post
    Ok... so i need to set the center arm to the current time on the clock? The photo was taken sometime around 10:30 CST.
    Not quite. The center aluminum colored arm does not move. Leave it alone and just consider it a pointer as to the time of day. Pull out the yellow dial and rotate the yellow dial so that the current time of day is under the aluminum colored pointer.

    The timer works exactly opposite of a normal clock. The pointer is fixed and the dial rotates. Set the dial. Do not try to move the pointer.
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    Re: Pump Timer Issues.

    Yeah. That is what i did. Moved the dial, not the arm! Tried to move the center arm long time ago, when i was a pool newbie. Realized it was not the right thing to do!
    Purex Titron FNS DE Filter 25000 gallons approx.
    Century A.O. Smith B855 56Y 2HP Motor. 40x25 (approx). Plaster surface.
    TFT-100 Test Kit.
    Rainbow Lifeguard 320.
    DX5+S Cleaner.

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    Re: Pump Timer Issues.

    Great. I've been there!
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    Aquarite AQR15 SWG, AquaCal Heatwave Heat Pump, TF-100 test kit

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