Thank you for the great forum, Safe Driving over the weekend. Sincerely Jason
1 pointThe timer should be ok even for the pool pump, but its contact will eventually fail as it only have a certain lifespan. Every time it switches a load on or off, it makes a spark across that contact and that is what eventually kills the unit, unless the internal battery fail first. Then if there was to be a dead short across the load side, that is almost a guarantee to blow that contact. This is what happens quite often to day-night switches when some energy saving globes when they fail cause a dead short blowing the day-night switch as well. Thats why its always better to split the control circuit from a power circuit.