Is your SWG wired to your pump?

momof1tx

Active member
May 11, 2010
25
East Texas
Mine is wired with my booster pump which is on an Intermatic timer, so for my SWG to be on, my booster pump must be on, which I'm guessing means I also have to run my legend sweeper.

I'm just wondering if this is typical installation.
 

svenpup

LifeTime Supporter
Nov 18, 2009
835
Sacramento, CA
I ran mine in parallel with the low speed on my main pump, so the SWCG is on when my pump is on low (10 hours). Since you typically want your SWCG on for 8+ hours I would never wire it to my booster pump.
 

momof1tx

Active member
May 11, 2010
25
East Texas
Yep, that's what I'm thinking. I don't need to run my cleaner for 6+ hours which is currently how I have it set up so my SWG will produce enough chlorine.

I didn't know it was wired this way (never would've thought to ask in the building process) until we fired up the SWG last weekend. Now, that I'm trying to get it all tweaked, I'm not liking this setup. My PB said if I want it on a separate timer to let him know, so I'll be calling him.
 

crabboy

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Jul 24, 2007
528
Suwanee, GA
Ours is wired to my filter pump. Always on when the pump is on.

The booster pump for the polaris only runs about 3 hours a day (unless I'm using the fountain), so that would not be long enough or idea, since I want to create chlorine throughout the day.