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    Goldline solar control in AGP

    Should I wire my solar controller (Goldline 235) to be powered by my pump timer (AquaTrol panel) or can I leave it powered all the time, since the 3-way valve position doesn't matter when the pump isn't running?



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    Re: Goldline solar control in AGP



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    Re: Goldline solar control in AGP

    I don't think that it matters very much unless you have the GL-235-LV-HV model. The GL-235-LV-HV is designed to over-ride the pump timer and turn the pump on when there is heat available and the pool needs heat. For that to work it has to be wired directly to main power.
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    Re: Goldline solar control in AGP

    Thanks, I believe I have the LV-HV, but since I live in Iowa and open/close well after/before freezing temps I hadn't planned on using the pump override option for freeze protection via recirculate.

    I'll see if I have power lugs inside my Aquatrol that I can tap.

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    Mineral Springs (Aquatrol) SWCG, Rigid PVC plumbing, 2 inch
    Four 4X12 Techno-Solis solar panels, rack mounted, Goldline Solar Controller

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    Re: Goldline solar control in AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by kjcole
    Thanks, I believe I have the LV-HV, but since I live in Iowa and open/close well after/before freezing temps I hadn't planned on using the pump override option for freeze protection via recirculate.
    The recirculate isn't only for freeazing. It will turn the pump on automatically whenever the panels are able to produce heat.

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