Recommendation for Meter on Autofill Line

Stoopalini

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Jun 8, 2020
530
Central Texas
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14060
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Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I'm thinking of installing a meter in the irrigation box, where my autofill is plumbed. It's 1/2" PVC line, so I don't need a large/expensive meter. I've found a few online, anywhere from $30 - $1000 ... so was wondering if anyone else has done this, and what you used.

I searched, and only found one other thread on it, so maybe it's not a common thing to do.

I'd like to track how much water the pool is losing (combination of evaporation, splashing, etc ...); but figured in the winter, it could also be a good indication if a leak develops.

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robhdrider

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Jul 7, 2012
37
Southeastern IL
I wanted a water meter for the same reason, I went to the local water company and asked about purchasing an old meter as they do routine meter replacements and have old ones on hand. They gave me a meter, no charge. You may not get one for free but it can’t hurt to ask.
 

MostlyCanuck

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Mar 19, 2021
94
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I'm thinking of installing a meter in the irrigation box, where my autofill is plumbed. It's 1/2" PVC line, so I don't need a large/expensive meter. I've found a few online, anywhere from $30 - $1000 ... so was wondering if anyone else has done this, and what you used.

I searched, and only found one other thread on it, so maybe it's not a common thing to do.

I'd like to track how much water the pool is losing (combination of evaporation, splashing, etc ...); but figured in the winter, it could also be a good indication if a leak develops.

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Stoopalini - what did you go with in the end? I am also looking for recommendations on similar set up... thx!
 

Rancho Cost-a-Lotta

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Apr 10, 2018
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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CircuPool RJ-45
Stoopalini - what did you go with in the end? I am also looking for recommendations on similar set up... thx!
This is a recent recommendation I came across...
 

Stoopalini

Gold Supporter
Jun 8, 2020
530
Central Texas
Pool Size
14060
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I actually didn't end up putting a meter on the line. It kind of fell off the priority list.