I have a Compupool CPCS 48 Salt Water Generator (SWG). I have recently installed a Pentair IntelliFlo VS pump. In the past I just had one switch timer that would turn on both the pump and SWG. The Pentair pump has a really nice built in scheduling system for the pump. I would like to hook up a universal flow switch that would turn the SWG on and off based on when water is flowing through the pipe. I understand that the SWG has an internal timer, but I would feel better having the unit switch on and off based on water flow. This would allow me to just schedule when the pump would be running. The SWG has a water vault, but it seems to stay on even when the water has stopped moving, not a true Flow Switch.
Question 1: Does a universal flow switch exist that could be used to turn the SWG on and off.
Question 2: If yes to Q1, how would this be wired up. Does the SWG have an external connection to turn on and off or would I have to wire up a relay to turn the whole unit on and off?