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Just reading all this and I am fascinated by this prospect. I have a 9,000 gal in-ground plaster pool. All the equipment is outdoors, unprotected (electrical is under the eaves of the roof line). I live in South TX north of Houston. From the pool calc, I put in about 16-32 oz. of 8.25% bleach to maintain my FC with low (20-30) CYA concentration. So, it sounds like I need:
1) 3GPD High Pressure Fixed Rate 45MPHP2 Stenner pump ($208 at Lokewell.com)
2) 15 gal UV-proof (non-clear) storage tank - is bleach sensitive to heat, or just light? I'm also looking on the Lokewell.com site. Stenner makes 15-gal UV resistant tanks that lets you mount the pump right to it. Anyone ever tried these? Seems fit for purpose and just what I need. About $114 at Lokewell.com.
3) Mechanical timer or digital timer (saw the remark about keeping the timing technology consistent) - not sure how to go with this; from my calcs, I'd need to run the 3GPD pump 1 to 2 hrs per day in peak season. Power failures are rare in our area, and digital would give lots of control. Any recommendations on brands and models of timers?
Is it easy to wire the Stenner pump to the timer? I think I all I might need an electrician to do is run an additional plug off the circuit used by the pool pump. I would do the rest.
The 15-gal tank should be more than adequate to chlorinate the pool for several weeks up to about a month from what I can see here.
Does this sound right?