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    Simple Timer with Remote?

    I'm looking into replacing my Intermatic dial timer with one that supports a remote control. My timer currently only runs the pump motor.

    I would like to get one that can run the pump off a timer (multiple intervals) and that I can remotely operate (wireless) the pump and a pool light. Given that my pool equipment is in the far corner of my yard, I don't anticipate adding any other electrical devices to it. I would prefer something X-10 compatible, but this is not manditory.

    Any recomendations or advise?

    Sean
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    Re: Simple Timer with Remote?

    I've been to Intermatic's website and they offer quite a few digital models and I think a couple do support remotes. I don't have any specific model numbers or experience with them though...
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    Re: Simple Timer with Remote?

    See this for what I did
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/insta...lem-t4891.html

    It would be simplier without the thermostat and heater control, but I would really miss those functions, especially the thermostat. It's really nice to be able to turn on my pump, and check the water temp from inside. This was the cheapest way I could figure out how to do what I wanted to do, mainly to remote control the heater, without having to invent a lot of stuff.

    I am in the process of adding a chlorine pump to this setup, it will be on the third timer function, and then I will be done.

    Randy
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    Re: Simple Timer with Remote?

    Quote Originally Posted by randytsuch
    See this for what I did
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/insta...lem-t4891.html

    It would be simplier without the thermostat and heater control, but I would really miss those functions, especially the thermostat. It's really nice to be able to turn on my pump, and check the water temp from inside. This was the cheapest way I could figure out how to do what I wanted to do, mainly to remote control the heater, without having to invent a lot of stuff.

    I am in the process of adding a chlorine pump to this setup, it will be on the third timer function, and then I will be done.

    Randy
    So to do this using Intermatic it looks like I would need the following...

    P1353ME 3 Circuit Timer ($185.00)
    PE650 Panel Mounted Transceiver ($145.00)
    PA118 (Not sure if this is a separate Antenna or not or if it's needed) ($30.00)
    PE950 Wireless Hand-Held Transceiver ($165.00)

    Assuming the PE650 comes with the antenna, that's around $500. With a little price shopping I'd be down around $450.00 which is what you said in your original thread.

    That's more than I was hoping to spend. My biggest hassle is where the light switch is located (behind all the pool equipment) makes it hard to turn off in the dark. I think I'd be better off (for the $$$) moving the light switch to a more convinient location...or adding a second switch if there is some code reason to have it next to the timer.

    I think right now I'd rather put the $500 towards a good pool vac.

    Sean
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    Pacfab Challenger Pump

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    Re: Simple Timer with Remote?

    Yep, cost was around $500, probably more when you add in the cost of the conduit and enclosures that I needed.

    Not worth it to move a light switch. Since my heater display was broken, and it was going to be more than $300 for a new display, it was worth it for me.

    I have not used x10, I have zwave in my house, but I would think you could do x10 pretty cheaply. But, I think x10 would only really make sense if you want to use it other places too.

    Otherwise, I would either move the light switch, or convert it to a three way switch, and add another one in a more convenient location. This is assuming you can run conduit to where you want the new light switch to go. HD sells all the parts for gas tight conduit.

    Randy
    20,000 gal fiberglass pool, Raypak 266k BTU Lo Nox gas heater, Purex 2048 48 sq ft DE filter, 1.5hp pump. iWave wireless remote, Pulsafeeder chlorine pump, Safety cover on most of the time

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    Re: Simple Timer with Remote?

    That makes sense. I would have done the same thing faced with $300 to fix just the heater control.

    I think the easiest thing for me it to do the 3-way switch to get it on the other side of my equipment where it's more accessible.

    I only mention X-10 because I've used it in the past and have plenty of wirless remotes and transceivers. I'd still rather have a hard wired switch at the equipment, so that's probably the route I'll go.

    Thanks for the info.

    Sean
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    Re: Simple Timer with Remote?

    This is the timer that the PB put in with our pool it sounds like what you are looking for except for the remote pump operation.

    http://www.inyopools.com/Products/01900015034422.htm

    Edit: I just checked and i can controll the pump with the remote or timer but not both.
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