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    Manual Pool Filler Timer?

    We just moved in to a new house with an in-ground pool. It has a manual fill valve by the house with a hose bib. The line runs under the concrete patio to the pool. We live in a warm area so the water loss is daily in the summer.

    Is it possible to add a timer to this kind of valve and run a minute per day to keep up with the water loss? Or is there a way to convert this type of manual fill to auto-fill?

    Thank you!!

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    Re: Manual Pool Filler Timer?

    You can put one of those sprinkler timers on it if you want to. It might take more than a minute a day to keep up with evaporation though. Just depends on how big your pool is and how many GPM of water come through the timer.

    What I do is fill the pool to about 3/4 to an inch above the 1/2 way mark on the skimmer. It takes about a week to evaporate an inch. Then on Saturday, I do it again. In my pool it takes 45 minutes to add an inch of water. And, I set my oven timer to remind me to turn off the water!
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    Re: Manual Pool Filler Timer?

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    Pic of the hose bib manual fill for my pool

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    Re: Manual Pool Filler Timer?

    Champion PCL-100-C 1 in. Automatic Actuator Glass Reinforced Nylon for Irrigation Sprinkler Systems, You will have to get a actuator like this then put on a irrigation timer.

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