What size timer for my pump

britinusa

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May 9, 2010
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Western Pennsylvania
Quick question, I have a pump labeled as 1.5hp (Hayward Power-flo Lx) the biggest timers i have found are rated for 1hp, will that work?
I did not buy one as I believe they are too small so where do I get one I have searched online but no luck so far.
 

JasonLion

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May 7, 2007
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No, a 1 HP timer will not work reliably with a 1.5 HP pump.

Intermatic makes a large number of timers suitable for use with pool pumps of various sizes. Their T100 series is a good choice for a hard wired situation, while something like their HB31R is good for plug in applications.
 

woodyp

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Apr 17, 2010
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I have a hard wired Tork 1101 for my 1.5 pump. Available at Lowe's and such for around $85.00.
 

britinusa

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May 9, 2010
151
Western Pennsylvania
Thanks for the help, I think I will go with the Intermatic HB31R.
My Lowes and Home depot don't have anything large enough they don't even have a pool section just a few chemicals.