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    Pool pump automation

    Hello

    I'm interested in turning my pool pump on / off. I've read it can be done with a Raspberry pi... Any input would be appreciated

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    Fran


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    Re: Pool pump automation

    Or an arduino. You just need to program something to send voltage to a relay switch that will handle the pump load. My pump is 120v and I think a max of 16amps. So I'd need a relay that can handle the 120v/16amp draw.

    I've got an arduino sitting around that I hope to soon build a pool sensor type thing for my setup. I didn't plan to automate my pump, but now that you make me think about it, it wouldn't be hard. Maybe I will.

    If you are looking for something someone else has already written to control your pool, I haven't really found a good one.

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    Re: Pool pump automation

    I don't own a Raspberry pi ... Well not yet...

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    Re: Pool pump automation

    I have no programing experience .. well mabye a little I use an app called Tasker ... I wonder how much experience is needed to work with rpi

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    pool installed aug 12 2013

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    Re: Pool pump automation

    Quote Originally Posted by careingemt View Post
    I have no programing experience .. well mabye a little I use an app called Tasker ... I wonder how much experience is needed to work with rpi

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    AG 18 feet accross 52" high pool wall 7000 gallons .... pool math = 7600
    Hayward extreme cartridge filter 100sq feet
    pool is heated by propane Hayward heater
    pool installed aug 12 2013

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