Pool timer hookup

pool timer hookup

How do I install a pool timer?

Learn how to install a pool timer following the directions below. Flip the circuit breaker switch to the Off position, or detach the fuse from the fuse box as needed to disconnect electricity to the power source for the pool timer. Attach the black and white wires to the electrical source.

When to run the pool pump on the timer?

The pool timer should always run the pool pump while people are swimming in the pool, for maximum aeration and cleaning of the water. To save money run the pool pump on the timer during off peak hours, such as before 6 a.m. and after 8 p.m.

How do you identify the wire terminals on a pool pump timer?

Identify and locate the pool pump timers wire terminals, using the timers schematic as a guide. The schematic, located on the inside of the pool timers lid, shows the wire terminals positions, their functions and labels them.

How do you test a pool timer circuit breaker?

Flip down the plastic lid cover of the timer box and secure it with the small screws supplied. T urn the circuit breaker switch to the On position. Use a voltmeter to test that the correct voltage is running through the pool timer. Check each terminal separately.

How do I set the timer on my Pool?

To set the timer on your pool, start by locating it in the timer box. It will most likely look like a yellow circle with a pointer indicating the time. Pull out the dial and twist it to set it to the right time of day.

Should you use a pool timer on your pool pump?

Using a pool timer on your pool pump for a fixed amount of time daily can save you energy and money. Regular pool pumping for between 5 and 8 hours a day keeps your pool healthy and ready for swimmers throughout the summer months.

How do you wire a hot water timer to a pump?

Attach the black and white wires to the electrical source. The white wire will be labeled Load, and the black wire will be labeled Hot. Cut a short piece of wire, 6 inches long to wrap around the second and third terminal screws inside the timer. The last length of black wire will continue from the timer to the pump, labeled as Load.

How do I increase the filter time on my pool pump?

Reduce or increase your pools filter time by 2 hours as necessary. In many cases, pool pump horsepower is more than necessary for pool size. If you find that your pump is pushing your pool water through in less time and causing lower chemical levels than required, remove 2 hours from your timer and run a chemical test again the next day.

How do you wire a pool timer to a circuit breaker?

Flip the circuit breaker switch to the Off position, or detach the fuse from the fuse box as needed to disconnect electricity to the power source for the pool timer. Attach the black and white wires to the electrical source. The white wire will be labeled Load, and the black wire will be labeled Hot.

How do I Turn Off my Pool timer?

Flip the circuit breaker switch to the Off position, or detach the fuse from the fuse box as needed to disconnect electricity to the power source for the pool timer.

What voltage is my pool timer on?

There are two voltage rated versions used on pool equipment. The most common is the 240 volt, and 120 volt is less common. Most pool equipment is on a 240 volt breaker. Check your sub panel or main breaker panel to see if the timer is hooked up to a double breaker (240Volt) or a single breaker (120 volt).

How do you test a switch on a circuit breaker?

Step 1: Open the electrical box. Open the circuit breaker box and locate the switch that corresponds to the area you want to test. Tip. Turn off or unplug the electric devices in the area to avoid a power surge. Step 2: Test the switch. Determine whether the breaker is in the On or Off position.

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