Even something as simple as a standard timeclock can have problems from time to time. In this article, we cover some of the most common problems that arise with standard timeclocks, along with recommended solutions. If your timer is not working properly, here are some steps you can take to check it out yourself.
Do you have power to the timer?
The only way to know for certain that your power supply to the timer is good, is to test it with a multi-meter, but this requires a certain amount of advanced technical skill.
Can you flip the pump on and off using the manual lever?
If you have power to the timer and the tabs are in place and it is still not working, then it is time to call in a pool professional who will verify the problem and recommend a solution, usually replacing the timer mechanism.
Does the freeze protection have it turned on?
If the temperature is not freezing and the timer will not turn the pump off, then you either have a malfunctioning timer mechanism (welded contacts) or a malfunctioning freeze protector that thinks it is freezing weather when it is actually not.