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    Anyone using a pool pump timer?

    Thinking of getting a pool pump timer, looking for pros and cons and any information on a manufacture if you feel they make a good product.
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    Re: Anyone using a pool pump timer?

    How high tech are looking to get?

    A simple on-off timer or full-blown automation of multi-speed pumps and other accessories?
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    Re: Anyone using a pool pump timer?

    I have a simple digital timer.... One for my peristaltic pump, one for my pool pump, and another for my solar heater....
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    Re: Anyone using a pool pump timer?

    I really only want a simple outside timer that will mount to the 6x6 under my existing outlet, that I can program and the pump plug then plugs into it.
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    Re: Anyone using a pool pump timer?

    I have one like this worked all last summer and started up fine this year
    I do take it in over the winter.
    Make sure it matches the amp draw on your pump, Mine mounted on the post just like you mentioned

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    Re: Anyone using a pool pump timer?

    I'm going to install one today. This is what I get: Intermatic Weatherproof timer looks like a lot of people are using this kind. Make sure you get one that is designed for your pump HP.
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    Re: Anyone using a pool pump timer?

    Now when using a timer on a intex pump....doesn't the gfi on the pump cord "trip" if the power cuts out?
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    Re: Anyone using a pool pump timer?

    Quote Originally Posted by kyles974 View Post
    Now when using a timer on a intex pump....doesn't the gfi on the pump cord "trip" if the power cuts out?

    Yes, mine did. I had to cut the GFCI off the pump cord. Of course, only do this if the entire circuit is GFCI protected, as mine is.
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    Re: Anyone using a pool pump timer?

    I use the Intermatic Self-Adjusting Switch Timer on mine. Has worked really well and is quite easy to use. Mine is MDL ST01 series, but I have had it for the past four yrs, so assuming it has since been replaced by a different model. Good luck! Can't beat timer!
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    Re: Anyone using a pool pump timer?

    I'm using the Intermatc p1131 with the twist lock plug. I mounted it on the 4x4 right next to the receptacle and it works great. Got it for about $60 from amazon.
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    Re: Anyone using a pool pump timer?

    I recently picked up a timer for my pump. I have the salt water generator plugged into its own outlet with power 24/7. I then have the pump on the timer which kicks on for 10 hours during the afternoon and evening. Here is what we got from amazon..

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    For the price, its hard to beat if it holds up for a couple seasons.
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    Re: Anyone using a pool pump timer?

    I use a $10 outdoor timer from Lowes, sometimes marketed for Christmas lights. I run 12 on, 12 off...works fine for me.
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