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Thread: Mushroom pool timer

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    Mushroom pool timer

    We have a kiddie pool with a mushroom/waterfall setup. The mushroom pump runs nonstop during pool hours. I was thinking maybe it would be beneficial to put it on some type of timed switch kind of like you see the jets of a spa hooked up to....

    Intermatic FF60MC Timer. Intermatic 60 Minute Spring Wound Timer FF60MC.

    It would reduce wear on the pump ( less run time)
    and save electricity. Is there anything wrong with what I'm trying to do. Maybe the possibly constant on and off the the pump causing premature damage???


    17,200 in ground Vinyl pool......
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    Benton, KY

    Re: Mushroom pool timer

    I can't see it doing any damage by switching it. It does sound like it may be more money/work than it's worth though.

    30K gallon IG vinyl. 1.5HP 2-speed Waterway Mustang pump. 600 lb sand filter. Polaris 280. Circupool SI-60+. TF-100

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    Re: Mushroom pool timer

    Other thing is the mushroom pool gets used maybe 3-4 hours a day. It does not need to stay on for 12. I was thinking the kids could turn on the timer if they wanted the mushroom pump on then it would just shut itself off and so forth.

    17,200 in ground Vinyl pool......
    Salt Water
    Sand Filter

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