My first post. I recently had to change out my pool pump timer because it died so I installed a basic intermatic timer from Home Depot. The issue I have found is that with the old school style time wheel and the On Off pins, there is no ability to turn the pump on for say 24 hours non stop. My old timer which I can't find anymore had a switch (not throw switch) that allowed to be toggled from Auto, Off, Manual On but this style only has the metal throw switch for manual on. Problem is that once the next pin hits the switch the pump turn off.
Now is there a way to install a manual throw switch prior to the timer that would allow me to toggle that switch so that the electricity bypasses the timer and turns the pump on and when I'm ready say after shocking the pool for 24 hours and then back washing I can then switch it back to sending the electricity to the timer?
Hope I'm making sense. All the big box places have the same turn dial timer wheel so I assume the other type I had either got priced out or.....
Thanks for any help!!