As I am getting set up, I am looking for opportunities to simplify my maintenance process.
So - can anyone give me advice on how hard it is to set up an automatic timer for my pump? I have a dedicated circuit set up for my filter and pump, that has an outlet and a switch in a plastic box. the pump has a 3 prong plug that goes into the outlet.
It is hard to tell looking at timers online how they are actually installed, and I cannot find instructions anywhere. Do you have to chop off the plug end of the cord and then connect the wires to the timer? Does the timer plug in, or does that have to be hard wired too? Is there an issue that my circuit only has one outlet?
Any tips would be much appreciated. I tend to just let the thing run all the time vs forgetting to have it run at all, and I am scared to see net months power bill....