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Thread: Timers/Wiring for New Hayward Tristar 2-Speed Pump???

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    Timers/Wiring for New Hayward Tristar 2-Speed Pump???

    We are considering a Tristar 2-speed pump instead of the single speed. Hayward seems to be stating that you can no longer use Intermatic time clocks to control this pump - you have to upgrade to the very costly electronic timer/control that Hayward makes.

    I was thinking you could control the On/Off with an Intermatic T104 and the Hi/Lo with a T106 or get Intermatic's T10604 that integrates the two.

    Thoughts on the best approach in terms of cost and functionality?

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    Re: Timers/Wiring for New Hayward Tristar 2-Speed Pump???

    Is that statement in the manual?

    I looked through it and don't see anything about not using a mechanical timer.

    I'd go with the T10604 unit to operate it.
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    Re: Timers/Wiring for New Hayward Tristar 2-Speed Pump???

    The fancier controls are recommended for their variable speed pumps, one of which shares the TriStar name, but are not required for a two speed pump.
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    Re: Timers/Wiring for New Hayward Tristar 2-Speed Pump???

    BamaRambler - that is what the Hayward folks say when called. I suspect they're just trying to sell their brand as opposed to Intermatic. Thanks for the validation on the T10604 - I thought that seemed like a good option too.

    JasonLion - thanks for the info

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