pump timer broken again

swampjen

Member
May 22, 2018
5
Pleasantville
Hi all! We've had the pool for 13 years and this is the second time the mechanical timer on the pump has died. The first time we think it was fried by lightening, and we had an electrician replace the timer. This time it seems to have died on its own. Is there a more reliable type of timer, perhaps digital? Any recommendations about a replacement? Thank you! The pump also is connected to a rooftop solar heating system, if that matters.
--Barbara
 

Jimrahbe

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TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
14,201
Bedford, TX
Barbara,

Show us a couple of pics of what you have now...

Mechanical timers are probably more reliable than the electronic kind..

Jim R.
 

Jimrahbe

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TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
14,201
Bedford, TX
Barbara,

Thanks for the pics..

What you have is a pretty standard Intermatic timer.. You can buy just the guts if you wanted..

While they all look alike, there are several different ones, so it would be important to know which timer model you have.

You could replace it with an electronic one, but I doubt it would last any longer...

Here is a generic example.. to know which model you need, we would need to know what you are controlling with your current timer, and if it is connected to 240 volts or 120 volts.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

neverenuf

Member
May 28, 2012
15
Corinth, Texas
I've replaced two this summer alone. Seems to happen after storm /power surge. I just returned it to the store and they gave me another no questions asked......seems odd....the timer that controls my pool cleaner looks like the original install and is still going strong. both timers are in the same box.