exterior timer wiring for a in ground pool


Old 05-30-12, 04:54 AM
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exterior timer wiring for a in ground pool

I want to hook up a timer to my son's pool pump. He had a timer that just plugged into an exterior outlet and had a place to plug in the pool pump cord. Worked OK for awhile and then died. I wanted to attach a more substantial timer and saw some at the local big box stores, but all where hard wired versions. The question I have is, can I use a heavy duty exterior extension cord, cut the two ends off and wire them to the inside of the timer, so I now have a timer that I can use to plug into an outlet and plug the pump motor into.
Thanks for the info.

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Old 05-30-12, 06:03 AM
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No you can't. You could hardwire the timer to control the receptacle for the pool pump.

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