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    Controller or Timers?

    Looking at the controllers available, they seem to do a lot more than I need and I guess they aren't cheap.
    I am putting in a fairly simple system: 1Xpump,1XSWG,1Xsingle colour LED. No spa.
    If I put in separate timers for the pump and SWG (the SWG already has one), there is no guaranteeing that the clocks will keep the same time exactly.
    I suppose I could set the pump timer to start before and finish after the SWG but this seems a bit messy. I cant find a timer which will accommodate 3 items but a controller seems like overkill. What do people suggest in this sort of circumstance.
    11k gallon IG Ferrocement , Onga (Pentair) SF750 1hp pump, Onga Pantera MK11 PCF200sqft Cartridge Filter, Watermaid WM40-QT300 SWG, Spa Electrics GK7 LED

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    Re: Controller or Timers?

    The simplest approach is to wire the SWG on the pump timer, so it is on exactly when the pump is. That is what many people do.
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    Re: Controller or Timers?

    You will just wire up the SWG to the load side of your time clock...

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    Re: Controller or Timers?

    Thanks.
    After searching several times recently, the only outdoor time clock I have been able to find in Oz is this:
    http://www.davey.com.au/site/DefaultSit ... ermate.pdf
    It's $180 for the two power socket version which seems a lot compared to your Intermatic at $45, which isnt available here.
    11k gallon IG Ferrocement , Onga (Pentair) SF750 1hp pump, Onga Pantera MK11 PCF200sqft Cartridge Filter, Watermaid WM40-QT300 SWG, Spa Electrics GK7 LED

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