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    Timer Recommendation

    Can anyone recommend a good timer to use with the Pentair Whisperflo WFDS-4? Analog or digital is fine.
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    Re: Timer Recommendation

    Do you want a timer that will operate both low and high speeds or just one speed and you manually switch to the other?
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    Re: Timer Recommendation

    Well, I hadn't thought about it, thanks for pointing that out. If the price differential isn't too great ideally would like the timer to be able to control the pump speed as well as the off/on cycles. If it isn't too much to ask, do you have a suggestion for each type?

    Thanks for your help.
    Pentair WhisperFlo WFDS-4 - Pentair Tagelus TA 100D
    16x32 Vinyl Rectangle 3.5 to 8 ft deep - One skimmer, One dedicated suction, three returns - 2" PVC
    Poolvergnuegen Two Wheel Suction Cleaner - One Poolskim
    Inter-Fab T7 Diving Board w/Edgewater Assy - Four Pentair Deck Jets - Intermatic T10604R
    Circupool RJ45 - Taylor K-2006 Test Kit (purchased prior to learning of the TF-100, unfortunately)

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    Re: Timer Recommendation

    Well it's hard to beat the Intermatic T104 for single speed operation.
    For 2-speed operation I'd suggest the T10404R. It contains two timers and you can set then to operate high and low speeds.
    Note that the T10604R, or higher end PE153, is more appropriate for dual speed pumps. JasonLion

    They also make equivilent electronic timers if you'd rather have those. Just look for something with dual timer functions.
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    Re: Timer Recommendation

    Thanks a ton for the recommendations. Is this something it is best to have the electrician wire up when he does the rest of the work during construction? Or can I just wire it myself afterwords?
    Pentair WhisperFlo WFDS-4 - Pentair Tagelus TA 100D
    16x32 Vinyl Rectangle 3.5 to 8 ft deep - One skimmer, One dedicated suction, three returns - 2" PVC
    Poolvergnuegen Two Wheel Suction Cleaner - One Poolskim
    Inter-Fab T7 Diving Board w/Edgewater Assy - Four Pentair Deck Jets - Intermatic T10604R
    Circupool RJ45 - Taylor K-2006 Test Kit (purchased prior to learning of the TF-100, unfortunately)

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    Re: Timer Recommendation

    Either way will work, but since they're going to have to run the wires and leave them out there anyway I'd let them do it while they're there.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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    Re: Timer Recommendation

    Thanks a lot Bama. I ordered a T10404R. Pretty cheap for what it does.
    Pentair WhisperFlo WFDS-4 - Pentair Tagelus TA 100D
    16x32 Vinyl Rectangle 3.5 to 8 ft deep - One skimmer, One dedicated suction, three returns - 2" PVC
    Poolvergnuegen Two Wheel Suction Cleaner - One Poolskim
    Inter-Fab T7 Diving Board w/Edgewater Assy - Four Pentair Deck Jets - Intermatic T10604R
    Circupool RJ45 - Taylor K-2006 Test Kit (purchased prior to learning of the TF-100, unfortunately)

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    Re: Timer Recommendation

    Quick update on this thread. I received the T10404R I ordered. This thing is larger than I expected and is built like a flippin' *tank*.

    Thanks for the great recommendation Bama! This timer will last a lifetime and only cost me about $125.
    Pentair WhisperFlo WFDS-4 - Pentair Tagelus TA 100D
    16x32 Vinyl Rectangle 3.5 to 8 ft deep - One skimmer, One dedicated suction, three returns - 2" PVC
    Poolvergnuegen Two Wheel Suction Cleaner - One Poolskim
    Inter-Fab T7 Diving Board w/Edgewater Assy - Four Pentair Deck Jets - Intermatic T10604R
    Circupool RJ45 - Taylor K-2006 Test Kit (purchased prior to learning of the TF-100, unfortunately)

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