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    I left the fill line on ... AGAIN

    not sure how many thousand gallons I dumped overnight. Does anyone have any experience with the Poolmiser Smartmiser? My fill line is setup in such a way that it would be an easy install. I'm planning to get a traditional autofill when I get the plaster redone in a year or 2.
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    Re: I left the fill line on ... AGAIN

    I opted out of the Autofill for my build simply because I want to know at earliest if there is a problem. Every builder has tried to convince me otherwise, but I'm outdoors all the time and think I can handle it. That said, I have left a sprinkler on at night when I shouldn't have, so I'm not beyond forgetting something.
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    Re: I left the fill line on ... AGAIN

    I've done that twice. Only one time did it overflow. Now I set the timer on the stove when I turn on the water as a reminder to check it.
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    Re: I left the fill line on ... AGAIN

    Put one of these on your fill hose:

    http://www.amazon.com/Melnor-101-Flowme ... B00176FFJC

    Dial in how many gallons you want and then it will turn itself off afterwards.
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    Re: I left the fill line on ... AGAIN

    I like it Harry, that is a good idea.
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    Re: I left the fill line on ... AGAIN

    Harry,
    Love the idea but my fill line is hard plumbed. ... I could just switch to the hose. Hmmmm.
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    Re: I left the fill line on ... AGAIN

    I always set a timer on my phone, and keep it on me, since I overfilled twice to the coping. Hopefully I will never overfill again, it has worked for the last year.
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    Re: I left the fill line on ... AGAIN

    I did the phone thing... left the phone in the bedroom ... oops.
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    Re: I left the fill line on ... AGAIN

    I did that twice last year.

    I recently made myself an "autofill" using a float valve for a side entry toilet cistern some adaptors and quick release hose fitting. Mine is mounted under the skimmer lid (probably not the best place to put it, but it looks neat). Much cheaper than buying them premade and it doesn't take any skill, just connect a pipe and set the float level.

    I don't leave the hose on it all the time, I usually put the hose in front of the return to circulate it, but when I need to I can leave the hose on my autofill while I do other stuff and not worry about overfilling.

    I'll post some pictures when I get home if anyones interested.
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