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    digital pump timer needed

    Hi everyone. I am searching for a new digital timer to replace the analog timer that I currently have. I only need something basic as I will only have it turn on once or twice a day at most, but I was also like it to be very simple to manually turn on and off for when I want to clean or add chemicals.

    Here is a photo of my current timer:


    I would like to keep it to $100 or less if possible

    Thanks for your input!
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    Re: digital pump timer needed

    What are you running aside from a pool pump? If that's it, I would probably just go with a basic Intermatic mechanical timer.

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    Re: digital pump timer needed

    Take a look at this one. Verify before buying of course!

    http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-EH10-1 ... 50&sr=1-33

    (Edit) this model is 120v

    As a note if you did not know. That silver tab at the bottom right of the dial is the on/off switch.
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    Re: digital pump timer needed

    The pump is the only thing running off the timer. The reason I wanted to go digital is because I would not have to mess with the tabs and I could set for more than one time in the same day. The analog timer has been very inconsistent for me...now more than ever, which is why I'm replacing it.
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    Re: digital pump timer needed

    Those digital timers are great. Buy another set of tabs from the hardware store (only a few dollars) and they can be turned on and off more then once.

    If you want to go digital at a low price look at this one.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NC ... 00_details

    It is the same as the one posted by Linktefur but 240v - I'm not sure witch you need.
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    Re: digital pump timer needed

    So it doesn't matter that the timer says it is for a water heater? I definitely like the price for it.
    I'll verify, but I think I have 220v there since there appear to be two "hot" terminals, one nuetral and one ground.
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    Re: digital pump timer needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ben
    So it doesn't matter that the timer says it is for a water heater? I definitely like the price for it.
    I'll verify, but I think I have 220v there since there appear to be two "hot" terminals, one nuetral and one ground.
    Correct. It does not matter what is being timed as long as voltage and amperage are right.
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    Re: digital pump timer needed

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdad
    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ben
    So it doesn't matter that the timer says it is for a water heater? I definitely like the price for it.
    I'll verify, but I think I have 220v there since there appear to be two "hot" terminals, one nuetral and one ground.
    Correct. It does not matter what is being timed as long as voltage and amperage are right.
    Exactly, you can use a timer for lights, heaters, pumps, motors, or HVAC systems. You can use it to turn power on and off to solenoids on water fill or chlorinators (much less popular but still applicable.) Endless options, but you have to have the right timer for the right job.

    Please have a qualified electrician make the connections if you are unsure whatsoever. It's not worth frying yourself or your equipment!
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    Re: digital pump timer needed

    Also, add GFCI protection to that circuit. It looks pretty old, and GFCI protection is not only required by code, but a good idea. Should the pump ever experience a short, this is good protection to protect against electrocution for anyone in the pool. The same goes with pool lights. They should also be on a dedicated GFCI protected line. This can be accomplished using GFCI breakers or in-line GFCI modules.
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