SUMMER TIME!!!!! As a kid, it was great! 3 months of freedom and no homework. The only problem, what to do all day. My problem was solved the year my folks bought an above ground pool. This instantly made me the coolest guy in town. Everyone wanted to hang out with me to get a chance to swim.
This was back in the seventies, and my main job became keeping the pool clean. That was a big job with all these sweaty, dirty farm kids jumping in and out all day. If you didn’t keep the filter going on a hot summer night, the next morning the pool would be a deep shade of green, which meant you had to pour in a chemical called “SHOCK.” It said right on the jug, “Do not go in pool after adding.” We didn’t care! The only side effects we suffered was having our skin turn white and everything had a fuzzy glow to it. These days though, you don’t have to worry about the filter running 24-7 and wasting energy.
Intermatic makes a great timer, the P1131, just for pools. This unit comes with the L520R receptacle and plug that is standard on most pool filters. They can also be used to turn ON and OFF outdoor decorations, engine block heaters and other appliances, indoors or outdoors.