Hello all. Don’t know what sub forum this belongs in, but has to do with chemical balance. I will be taking two, one week vacations this year and do not have anyone who can add chems to my pool each day. I do not want to use pucks while I am away because my CYA is already higher than I want (60-70).
What I am thinking is to get a 5 gallon bucket with lid then run ¼” plastic tubing through the side of the bucket near the bottom using either a bulkhead connector if I can find it or JB weld to leakproof the connection. The hose now goes to a 24 VDC 2 port normally off plastic solenoid valve. Out of the valve goes more tubing which then connects to a drip system piece of tubing which has maybe 5 holes and is put into the pool water near a return.
I can now wire up the solenoid to one of my Easy Touch controller AUX connectors.
I normally add about ½ gallon of bleach per day, so putting 4 gallons of bleach in the bucket should do it.
Calibrating this system to find out how long to energize the solenoid to dispense ½ gallon should only take a little trial and error to establish how many minutes to program the Easy Touch for.
This setup would only be used when I am not home to do my daily bleach addition. I would also set my PH to a low value before leaving.
Does this sound like a plan that would work? Any suggestions to refine this?
I will measure the current draw from a normal RLYLX and make sure that the solenoid I buy draws current equal to or less than the RLYLX to avoid stressing out my Easy Touch.
Thanks for any replies!