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Thread: How can i automate timing/actuation of my cleaner?

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    How can i automate timing/actuation of my cleaner?

    Hi! new here , eyes a bit red from reading...

    pumps and filters gave up the ghost so i'm redoing. Here's my question...previously i drove
    a polaris 360 off the main pump, when pump ran, the cleaner ran

    Now due to eliminating an old solar setup, i have much less pump requirements, previously ran 1 1/4 or so (can't recall atm) but latest calculations are that
    a 3/4 pump will be adequate, that however doesn't take into account driving the polaris.

    So choices are:
    1) bigger pump to drive both
    2) smaller pump + booster canceling out the energy savings of the lower pump.
    3) VS programable pump that i can run at different speeds, i presume here i need to actuate a valve to a dedicated cleaner line. So I'd need to actuate the valve and program the pump to come on at a different speed at that time?
    4) 3/4 pump and just go robotic cleaner (may be easier and cheaper now that i'm thinking of this) at 3/4 horse, the VS speed pump i'm calculating is requiring 5-6 year payback at current rates in my area.

    But my main question so i can consider all of this is how do you set up 3? What's a simple timer/controller that is programable to run the valve to switch to the dedicated cleaner line? I assume the VS pumps don't do this (have some separate 24v output feature but i dunno...). I'm familiar with jandy actuators as my solar drove one, but i assume i need some kind of separate timer. So i'd have VS pump programmed for 2 separate schedules, recirculate or cleaner speeds. And a separate timer to kick over the jandy valve to a dedicated line....that way i could run lower speed in recirc mode, but higher if needed in cleaner position.

    Thanks for any help!
    1987 16k gallons IG, Marbletire Marquis, ,Pentair superflo 1hp, Hayward s244t, Chlorine (working on stenner setup)

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    Re: How can i automate timing/actuation of my cleaner?

    and of course 3 threads down i figure it out right after posting...

    cheap timer -> 24v transformer
    1987 16k gallons IG, Marbletire Marquis, ,Pentair superflo 1hp, Hayward s244t, Chlorine (working on stenner setup)

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