Each pool should have a filter pump running on a timer to save energy. Pools must circulate all the water every eight hours. The pumps usually run ten hours a day, depending on the system, air temperature, sunlight, and pool usage. Setting a pool timer to turn the pump on and off is pretty simple.
Turn off the power to the pool. To do this, find the electrical panel in your home and turn down the switch for the circuit that is sending the current to it.
Open the pool timer door.
Loosen the pins on the pool timer. They are also known as trigger pins.
Set the ignition trigger pin. This should be labeled as on. Reposition it at the desired time and adjust it.
Set the shutdown trigger pin. Reposition it at the desired time and adjust it.
Set the time and date. Turn the dial clockwise until it is aligned with the pointer.
Close the pool timer door.
Returns electrical energy to the pool. To do this, turn on the circuit breaker in the electrical panel that supplies power to the pool.