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    Question about electrical install

    If it ever stops raining the digging can begin soon
    I'm getting a 2sp. 1HP tristar pump,425 cart filter, and Agua Rite SWG. Should the pump and SWG be hooked up in any special way?? I would think that the SWG shouldn't have to run everytime the pump is running.
    Do you switch speeds of the pump on the pump or do you actually have a switch in the electrical box??
    Also, the equipment pad will be at the end of the pool,away from my house. Should I have any switches at the house to control anything at the pad??

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    Lynn

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    Re: Question about electrical install

    If you really want to control the pump from the house, you should get an automation system. That can give you remote controls where ever you want them.

    I like to wire up a separate switch to control the speed. If you get an automation system, it can control the speed.
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    Re: Question about electrical install

    Thanks Jason. I don't think an automated system is in the budget.
    Lynn

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    Re: Question about electrical install

    You can get a pool timer that will switch the two speed pump for you. I really like the one I have (see sig). This lets me run on high for a few hours to run the cleaner, then on low with my SWG turned on for several more hours each day for filtering and chlorine generation.

    I like it a lot and it's not too costly.

    dave
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    Re: Question about electrical install

    Thanks guys. The timer might be the route I go.
    Lynn

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    Re: Question about electrical install

    If you already getting an Aqua Rite why not spend a little more ($200 or so) and get the Aqua Plus? That gives you the SWG and the automation.
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    Re: Question about electrical install

    I'll check into that. Didn't realize there was only that much difference.

    Thanks
    Lynn

    16x38 FG, 20,400G, 1HP/2sp Tristar pump, Hayward 425sq ft cart. filter, Pro Logic4, SWCG, 3 returns, 2 main drains, 1 skimmer, 4 Pentair deck jets, Hayward Phantom pressure cleaner/booster pump, TF-100 of course :-)orthofish-s-pool-build-finally-t13179.html

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