pool pilot power supply

binrocha

Well-known member
Aug 10, 2007
67
long island, ny
hello everyone. brand new to swg sys. i just bought a dig 220 pool pilot. power supplied from an external timer, 1 speed pump powered by pp. i mounted the swg inside my gazebo which is 9 feet away from my pump/filter set. i have a switch to control power to swg. so here's the set up: TIMER>SWITCH>SWG>1 SP. PUMP. with swg being inside the gazebo, & switch by the pump set, i use the switch to turn on/off the swg to backwash, clean pump basket, etc. my question is, is it harmful to the swg to be turned on/off a few times whenever i perform these things? i know the ideal way is to use the swg to control pump. ty.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
33,833
Laughlin, NV
The SWCG can be turned off at any time. It is imperative that it has the power removed from it when the pump is off.
 

binrocha

Well-known member
Aug 10, 2007
67
long island, ny
Hi my pump power is fed from swg. I switch on/off the device to control pump, such as when cleaning pump basket, backwashing, etc.My main concern is if theres any detrimental effect on the longevity of the swg, doing it this way.