Skimmer delay

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    How do I delay my skimmer from starting after a powerfailure? The skimmer pump is 220v.
     
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    A delay timer. Idol sell them
     
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    would a float switch work?
     
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    anyone else?
     
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    How long do you want the delay to be? Just a few seconds for the water level to normalise or do you want a delay of a few hours?
     
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    only a few minutes to ensure water level normalise
     
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    Definitely a "delay on timer" that butcherman mentioned, I'm not sure what ones Idol sells, check with them. You could use a float switch but then you'd have to add in a relay to protect it from burning out, unless you can find a really good reliable 220v float switch.
     

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