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Set your pool pump to run only at specific hours for reduced electricity consumption

 

Pool pumps today often run much longer than necessary. Circulating your pool's water keeps the chemicals mixed and removes debris. Although, as long as the water circulates while chemicals are being added, they should remain mixed. Running the pump continuously for, about 4 hours leaves the other 20 hours the day for the pool to collect debris. Several short cycles have proven to keep the pool cleaner all day long. Problem with that is most pools only have two timers. This leaves you with only two options, having the pump On for a long period of time or Off for a long period of time. This solution creates an energy saving way to create multiple timers during a day to reduce electricity bills and still leave your pool sparkling.

Parts list:
1 INSTEON 220V / 240V 30 AMP Load Controller Normally Open Relay (Dual-Band)
1 TimerLinc
1 Access Point


SETUP
  1. Plug the Access Point into the next available outlet from where you will be plugging in your TimerLinc.
  2. Install the INSTEON 220V / 240V 30 AMP Load Controller Normally Open Relay (Dual-Band) in place of your existing time clock or On/Off switch.
  3. Follow the instructions with the TimerLinc to set up your On/Off times for your pool pump.
  4. Now make sure the TimerLinc is plugged into the wall in the location where it will stay.
  5. Press the Set button in on the side of the TimerLinc for 5 seconds and release.
  6. Now go to the INSTEON 220V / 240V 30 AMP Load Controller Normally Open Relay (Dual-Band) and press the Set button in for 5 seconds.
  7. Test the ability of TimerLinc to control the INSTEON 220V / 240V 30 AMP Load Controller Normally Open Relay (Dual-Band) by pressing the On/Off button on the front of the TimerLinc.
  8. Your timer will now be set to turn On/Off your Pool pump at the desired times.
Tips:
  • You may want to have an electrician wire in the INSTEON 220V / 240V 30 AMP Load Controller Normally Open Relay (Dual-Band) if you are at all hesitant of the proper installation.
  • Have the pump run more during the peek sun hours. In parts of the country where power consumption is billed in real time metering, it may be more expensive to run the pump in the middle of the day. In this case, consult your pool maintenance person with the best On/Off times for your area.