Hello all, hopefully this question hasn't been answered a million times already. I did try to search. Our IG vinyl pool was just finished. We have a Pentair Intelliflo VS pump and I'm pretty happy with it. The builder "threw in" an UltraPure UPP25 ozone generator. However, they didn't bother installing any kind of a timer control. They want me to run the pump 24x7 and leave the O3 on all the time as well. Using the default speeds, they recommended speed 3 (3110 RPM, I think) during the daytime and speed 1 (750 RPM) at night to eliminate noise. (The equipment is right by the master bedroom.)
I have two problems with this approach. First, it's going to wear out the ozone lamp a lot faster. Second, after doing a lot of reading I'm starting to get the impression we don't really need to run the pump this much, especially on days we don't swim. So I'd rather be able to program the pump to shut off completely some of the time and trigger the O3 generator to come on at the same time.
So.. is there a way to trigger power to the UltraPure only when the pump is actually running? Or am I stuck putting on a separate timer?
I'm about to start a home automation project. So I plan on looking at system controllers. Perhaps there is one that can control both my pump and power to the O3 generator?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!