Not sure how far along you are, but I was advised by my PB against the autofill, and to go with the hose bib. His reasoning was, if you have a leak, it can be really hard to detect if your pool is autofilling. You can probably detect or notice something wrong, if you are having to fill the pool yourself through a hose bib etc. I agreed, and as others have said, it is easy enough to set a timer. Good luck man.