Power questions for SWCG

Jason

Member
Hi All, I am running power for my AGP and have a few questions about SWCG.

1. Should I run SWCG on the same circuit as the pump? (My pump is 120v and 8.8 Amps max running on a 20A GFCI circuit)

2. Should the SWCG be on a timer or always powered? I'm planning to run my pump 12 hours per day on low speed.

Thanks everyone!

Jason M
 

billyjoeraybob

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 9, 2008
50
SC Midlands
Jason,
The SWCG should be wired to the timer so it is only on when the pump is running. I just installed one on my pool this weekend. You need to make sure the unit will work on 110 mine was capable or either 110v or 220v operation, but it came from the factory wired for 220v. Not a big deal to change but something to be aware of.
 

Strannik

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 24, 2007
874
Brisbane, Australia
Most domestic SWG's only draw around 1-3 amps, so it will be fine along with a 8.8 amps pump on a 20 amp circuit. But yeah, check if it's capable of operating at 110V.

Posting your SWG name and model would help ;)
 

Strannik

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 24, 2007
874
Brisbane, Australia
Well some chlorinators are capable of controlling the pump, some have internal timers, so the final setup would depend on which model you choose in the end. However 20 amp will be enough to run both your pump and any domestic SWG.

Hope that answers your query.

Cheers,
Taras