So...I've been reading a lot of the Stenner posts and researching my options, but I'm still trying to figure out what my best option is. I've got a few issues to work through on my setup, so who better to ask than you guys?
I have 230v at the main pump, but it's on a timer located in my basement next to the main breaker panel. The circuit is only live about 12 hours per day. If I purchased an adjustable Stenner pump and added an outlet on the same line, I could adjust the injection pump as needed for proper dosing, but that leads to my first problem...Stenner apparently doesn't make an adjustable 230v pump that does not click continuously if it is at anything less than 100%. Can't have that clicking (wife vetoed it...and I agree), so I need to find another option.
I have a 115v line available about 40 ft away from my pool equipment, so it may be possible to run conduit and extend the power to my pool equipment, then purchase a Stenner 115V pump with the programmable timer built in, like this one:
http://www.uswatersystems.com/stenne...pump-e10t.html , though I have no idea what this will cost me. I've contacted an electrician but I've not heard back yet.
Another option would be getting a fixed rate 230v pump, adding an outlet to the existing pool pump line, and then adding a mechanical timer to try to adjust dosing with the on/off tabs. The problem with this is the timer would only get power 12 hours a day (since the whole line is on a timer in the basement), so it would only make it halfway around the dial. This would make setting the dosage time even trickier and adjustments would not be easy either.
I really like the idea of getting rid of the Hayward Chlorinator and not having to worry about rising CYA levels, but I need to find a practical solution. I thought about running a long extension cord from the 115 outlet but the wife doesn't think it will be safe enough. She's probably right. Anyone see any other options?