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    Connecting Pump to Timer

    I have an Intermatic timer to install. My pump has a three prong plug right now. I will need to replace the power cord to the pump. Do you just use 12/2 wire from the timer to the pump or can I buy something similar to the power cord to make that connection? I just need to know what to ask for at the hardware store.
    15' x 30' x 52" Oval AGP; 1hp Hayward Powerflo LX Pump; Hayward Sand Filter; 4 2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels; Compupool CPSC36 SWG

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    Re: Connecting Pump to Timer

    If you have a 20 amp fuse or breaker - then yes, 12/2 is fine, if you have 30 Amp - then you need 10/2.

    How exactly are you connecting this up ? If I could, I'd connect my timer output to an outlet that you plug the pool pump into (and you should have GFCI somewhere from the power panel to the pump).
    16x32 IG 19,000 gallons, Pentair 1.5 hp Energy Efficient Superflo pump (348024),vinyl liner, Chlorine dispenser, Hayward S-244T sand filter

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    Re: Connecting Pump to Timer

    I'll have a 20 amp breaker, 12/2 to a gfci outlet, 12/2 from the outlet to the timer, then the timer will operate the pump and SWG.

    Adding another outlet would be the easiest way to do it. That just never occurred to me. Does that sound like a logical way to connect everything?
    15' x 30' x 52" Oval AGP; 1hp Hayward Powerflo LX Pump; Hayward Sand Filter; 4 2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels; Compupool CPSC36 SWG

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    Re: Connecting Pump to Timer

    Works for me.
    16x32 IG 19,000 gallons, Pentair 1.5 hp Energy Efficient Superflo pump (348024),vinyl liner, Chlorine dispenser, Hayward S-244T sand filter

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