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Thread: Topping a pool up with water when owner not there?

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    Topping a pool up with water when owner not there?

    Been using a twist timers via a hose pipe by gardena, which are a good make but some have failed and meant the water has kept running until I next visited!! In Spain water is all metered and expensive so dont want this happening a lot but if pool is sucking air in via skimmer what is a reliable solution to this?

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    Re: Topping a pool up with water when owner not there?

    There are some battery operated digital ones that use an electric solenoid, but I am not sure of their reliability.

    I've got one of the twist timers, but figured if that broke I'd rig something a bit more permanent with a couple irrigation solenoid valves and a 2 hr timer hooked up to a 12V power supply. The reason to use 2 solenoids is to increase the reliability should one fail open, but most of the time they fail closed as they are open only when power is on.
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