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Thread: On/Off switch for Autopilot.

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    On/Off switch for Autopilot.

    Hmmm, does it have one? I was reading the other thread about "when to turn on an swg?" and wondered when it was time for me to do so, if I needed a seperate switch in addition to my timer. The timer controls the pool pump AND the PP (total control) swg. It is just an on/off regular intermatic timer.

    So, if at any point in the season, possibly pool opening time, I should want the swg off for a short period of time while my pump works it's magic. Correct? As of now, the PP has a liquidtite tubing coming directly from the timer. Cutting it and adding a switch box would not be that big of a deal.
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    Re: On/Off switch for Autopilot.

    You can add a switch if you want. The other way to get the same effect is to set the percentage to zero, which effectively turns off the unit.
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    Re: On/Off switch for Autopilot.

    Maybe I'd rather do that since it is wired already. I don't think I would want the swg off too many times while the pump is running. I'll let it do it's thing, but this was just for the initial pool openings and situations like that. Thank you!
    18' x 54" Round AG 7500 gallon w/small prefab 2-piece fandeck
    Waterways 200sf Cartridge Filter, 1.5 hp 2-speed pump. 2" pvc piping
    Pool Pilot Total Control swg w/acid tank feeder
    Pool Rover Jr., BBB, TF 100 test kit

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