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    PoolPilot Digital run pump constant

    When I installed my Pool Pilot I used the pump relay to wire my pump directly to the unit. The only thing Ive regretted is that I cant find an easy way to just bypass the pump program(s) and run the pump constantly.

    Am I missing some easy way to do this? Or is it a drawback of using the pump relay to control the pump?

    Thanks in advance.

    -Chris
    22K IG vinyl, .5HP Northstar pump, S244T filter, AutoPilot Digital w/SC-48 cell

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    Re: PoolPilot Digital run pump constant

    The pump button on the unit should start and stop the pump independent of the programming.
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    Re: PoolPilot Digital run pump constant

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    The pump button on the unit should start and stop the pump independent of the programming.
    Thats what I thought too, but it didnt seem to act that way.

    Unless I missed something (i.e. my wife playing tricks on me!) if I activate the pump that way before the program begins it will run until the program is supposed to end.
    22K IG vinyl, .5HP Northstar pump, S244T filter, AutoPilot Digital w/SC-48 cell

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    Re: PoolPilot Digital run pump constant

    You are correct. It will run until the next programmed stop.
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    Re: PoolPilot Digital run pump constant

    Is this an occasional thing? If you press the BOOST button, it will override the timeclock, but will also run the chlorine at 100% output. Otherwise, you'll have to manually turn the PUMP ON via Pump button, or change the timeclock on/off settings.
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    Re: PoolPilot Digital run pump constant

    Its not a huge deal. I just prefer to have control over it just in case. Mostly when there are people in the pool I prefer the filter to be on, and if they swim outside of the timeclock hours that cant happen.

    For now Ive been using program 2 to encompass a wider range of hours than program 1. Enable it when I need it, then delete it when Im done.
    22K IG vinyl, .5HP Northstar pump, S244T filter, AutoPilot Digital w/SC-48 cell

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