Hello, I am new to pools, but am helping my Dad with his. He has gone through two pumps because the water has gone too low and the pump runs without water. We thought about either trying to install some sort of float sensor for the water level or adding a flow sensor on a t-fitting inline to turn off the pump.
Mounting and running wire for the float sensor didn't seem very elegant. The flow sensor could work, but we need it to only check flow once the pump has kicked on. The pump is on a timer and can also be temperature activated, which makes it a little trickier. This is under control of an Intermatic pf1202t controller.
Seems like a common problem so I wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts for a cheap off the shelf or DIY solution.
So, pool enthusiasts, any suggestions? Any and all input is appreciated. Thanks!