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    Using a timer for pump and SWG

    I have an intex SWG and I going to be installing a Hayward EC40 pump and DE filter which does not have a timer. I was going to put a the pump on a timer. Can I also put the SWG on the same timer so it comes on at the same time as the pump? I think the manual says turn it on 15 min after the pump starts and 15 min before the pump goes off. Is this really needed?

    I can not find a timer w/ 2 outlets that lets you program the individually. Would like the save $ on an additional timer. Thanks.
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    Re: Using a timer for pump and SWG

    Very common to have the pump and SWG powered by the same timer ... no problem.
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    Re: Using a timer for pump and SWG

    I will offer what I can others will confirm or deny. The 15 minute deal ensures the SWG doesn't shut off for low flow during startup and on shutdown it probably ensures no low flow and that chlorine is purged from the lines.

    The SWG has a timer so it seems you would only need one for the pump. Then, start the SWG an hour after the pump starts and shut it down an hour before the pump shuts off. The SWG can only be programmed in hour increments if I recall correctly. You may have to run it a few times over 24 hours but it's workable. My pump comes on using the timer during the day but I frequently start it manually a few times each week.

    The Intermatic timer on Amazon works perfectly with my Hayward pump and I'm certain it was less than $25.
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    Re: Using a timer for pump and SWG

    Also, you could use one timer with a multiple plug thingy... you know what I mean. Right? Lol. An extension cord thingy but shorter. Walmart sells them I am sure. I am sure glad you can't rate my on this comment. Lol
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    Re: Using a timer for pump and SWG

    Thanks. I was just thinking if power went out, or some unseen event, they would still be in sync. I will just use the SWG timer and reset it as needed. I guess if the SWG turns on w/ the pump on the low flow sensor would just turn it off. No harm no foul.
    I know the timers are not too much but I just bought the used Hayward EC40 today w/o the wife's permission. One year old and got it for $120. Could not wait for permission. Easier to sneak it to the yard and if caught beg for forgiveness
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    Re: Using a timer for pump and SWG

    The SWG will need to be reset for sure. You might find a timer on Craigslist or Ebay a bit cheaper. Yeah, tread lightly until the pump price settles in. You might also warn your wife that the pool is just the beginning. You will spend lots of money upgrading over the next year. Intex is a teaser pool. Good job on getting a good pump.
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    Re: Using a timer for pump and SWG

    I also got a three way thingie. 18" splitter cord with built in GFCI and a water proof extension cord junction box. Going to run heavy ext cord to the box into the splitter, then plug in the timer into one outlet for the pump and plug the SWG into one of the other outlets, even though it has its own GFCI, using the timer on the swg and this will leave me one outlet for light or radio that is still GFCI protected.
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    Re: Using a timer for pump and SWG

    Previous house had the SWG hardwired into the timer with the pump. Maybe the Intex work differently? It was a Hayward and there was no resetting required and no timer in the SWG.
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    Re: Using a timer for pump and SWG

    Oh and I already have the new pump and filter stashed behind the pool next to the small intex. She will never know the difference by the time summer rolls back around.
    Thanks for the all the input.
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    Re: Using a timer for pump and SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Previous house had the SWG hardwired into the timer with the pump. Maybe the Intex work differently? It was a Hayward and there was no resetting required and no timer in the SWG.
    +1

    At my previous house, I had a single timer hardwired to both my pump and Jandy AquaPure SWG. When the pump was on, the electrolyzer was generating chlorine. I never had to recent the SWG....just had to adjust the % level seasonally.
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