Many people have their timers quit working on them and resort to trying to remember to turn their pools on and off manually. NOT A GOOD IDEA!! (mostly because people either forget to turn them on or off, thus either letting their pool turn green, or wasting electricity). Usually when timers go out it is a very simple replacement of just the timer mechanism. The parts for this type of repair are less than $100 and can be completed in less than an hour. We can promise you that fixing this timer will actually save you more money in wasted electricity than it will cost to repair the timer. (Typically about a $200 repair).Review Android Smartphone
If your timer has stopped working the problem usually can be identified by shinning a flashlight behind the yellow dial. If you do not see gears turning than your timer needs to be replaced. The wires leading into this timer have 240 volts so if you are not sure what you are doing please call a professional.
If you have two timers, the typical set up is that one controls your main pump, and your other timer controls the “booster pump” for your cleaning robot. It is very important that the booster pump for the cleaning robot never comes on unless the main pump is running at the same time. If not, the seals in the booster pump will burn up due to lack of water flow. So for example, set the main pump to come on from 8:00 am to 5:00 PM. Then set the robot timer to come on from 11:00AM-2:00 pm (typically 3 hours is enough time for your cleaner to do a good job picking up the debris on the floor).
This should ensure you have good circulation throughout the day, without harming your system.
Lastly we get asked a lot…”How long should I be running my pool?” The answer is different for each pool. We could bore you with flow rates etc, but for most pools in Houston, you need at least 4-6 hours every day from November-February and 6-8 hours from March-April, 8-12 from May-September, and then scale back to 6-8 from October-November.
Hope this helps…