Considering buying a SWG and very pleased I found this site. After reading a bunch here and elsewhere, I think I have decided on the Pool Pilot Digital which I found online for about 980 bucks (for the sc-48).
Before I pull the trigger though I wanted to ask a couple questions.
I read the install manual and it suggested that I could power the unit by simply running it off my intermatic timer leads that run to the pump. This would mean that the power to the unit would cycle off completely when the pump does correct? Is it ok that the SWG will cycle power on and off once a day? Guy at my local pool store (leslies) said that would not be good for the unit - but I dunno and he seemed a bit dense.
Secondly the manual does not say how much pipe I would need to cut out to fit in the manifold (for the sc-48). How much do I cut out and how snug is the fit? I am relatively handy, but I am no plumber. I have 1-1/2 inch pipes also - do I have to buy any special adapters? If so how much is this gonna throw off my pipe space calcs?
Lastly, it seems pretty straight forward if only power if off the pump circuit in my timer, mount the unit on the pool wall, and cut out and install the manifold.
Am I missing anything, because this seems like a pretty manageable job?
Thanks for any help you may be able to give me,