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    Pool Timer for twist lock plug with 1.5HP pump

    Hi guys. I have a 2 speed 1.5 HP pump. I have it pluuged in with a twist lock plug. I assume that means I have to have a twist lock timer ? Any idea of the best place to get one ? It seems the twist lock ones are double the price of the regular oness.
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    Re: Pool Timer for twist lock plug with 1.5HP pump

    The Intermatic P1131 is good up to 15 amps. If your motor needs more than 15 amps you may need to switch to a hardwired timer.
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    Re: Pool Timer for twist lock plug with 1.5HP pump

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    The Intermatic P1131 is good up to 15 amps. If your motor needs more than 15 amps you may need to switch to a hardwired timer.
    Yeah I saw that one. I dont "think" my pump is rated highter than that. I have the Hayward SP15922S Power-Flo Matrix Above-Ground Pump 2-Speed.
    It just bites that the twist lock timer is 25$ more than the regular standard plug timer. Do I HAVE to have the same type of plug as my pump ?
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    Re: Pool Timer for twist lock plug with 1.5HP pump

    You can buy a hardwired timer and add a twistlock receptacle to it. But in the end it's probably going to cost as much as buying a TL timer. You could just cut the plug off and hardwire it.
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    Re: Pool Timer for twist lock plug with 1.5HP pump

    The twist lock requirement varies from place to place. In many areas you have to either hardwire or have twist lock. In other places a regular plug is acceptable.

    There should be a plate on your pump listing the peak Amps used.
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    Re: Pool Timer for twist lock plug with 1.5HP pump

    just saw this post.

    I ordered The Intermatic P1131 from amazon.
    I used it Aug of 2012 for one month then put it away.

    This year it lasted one week and it died.

    My pump is 1.5hp

    Not sure what else to try.
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    Re: Pool Timer for twist lock plug with 1.5HP pump

    If it's running on a 112 volt circuit it could be pulling at or close to 20amps with your 1.5hp motor. That timer is only rated for 20 amps max and a 1 horse motor.

    The timers specs: http://1000bulbs.com/product/3315/ELEC- ... opping.com
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