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    Pump timer

    Let me start by saying that I do not know what kind of timer I have at the moment. I think it's just a generic outdoor timer.

    I'm changing from a single speed 1 HP to a dual speed 1 HP. Is it likely that my current timer will work with the new pump (I mean, are they generally compatible?)? What do I need to know to find out if they are compatible?

    I tried calling some pool stores.. useless. If it wasn't for TFP, I would've filled the pool in with dirt and started a vegetable garden.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Pump timer

    Your timer will work in a sense.

    It will still run your pump on either hi or low but won't automatically switch between them. You'll have to manually switch speeds.

    You'll need an external speed selector switch if the motor didn't come with one already.
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    Re: Pump timer

    Thanks! I think I can handle manually switching speeds...
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    Re: Pump timer

    If you go with the 1HP Superflo 2-speed, mine came with a switch installed on the back of the motor.

    At this point I leave it on low. You could switch it to high for vacuuming or to run a cleaner if needed. Eventually I will remove the switch and put a controller on it to run on high for solar heating.
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    Re: Pump timer

    Excellent, Thank you!
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    Re: Pump timer

    This is the timer that will let you set run time on high and rin time on low.

    http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-PE153- ... pool+timer
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    Re: Pump timer

    Or this mechanical one for less $$$:
    http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-T10604 ... 0039Q7NYI/
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    Re: Pump timer

    Thank you! That's super helpful!
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    Re: Pump timer

    Also realize that any of the automation systems (with or without a SWG) have the ability to control the 2-speed motors ... may not be something you actually need though.
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    Re: Pump timer

    Cost is a major concern for me now, so I think that I will just manually switch from high to low as needed. My only concern is that it sounds like some pumps won't start up on low? But even if that's the case, I can still work around it.
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    Re: Pump timer

    They may not prime on low. But once it is primed, it should have no problem starting back up on low (assuming you have to leaks that allow the pump to loose prime when it is off).
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    Re: Pump timer

    You're Awesome.
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    Re: Pump timer

    Quote Originally Posted by HeritageCove
    You're Awesome.
    Thanks
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