What does a timeout message indicate
Your pool service company or somebody (?), had bypassed temporarily the automation, and placed the system into a "Timeout" mode. Not a major problem at all, and normally nothing to worry about! Unless nobody did this and it is in this mode for more than 3 hours. Let me explain briefly...
What does this mean?
Time out is simply a manually entered mode, that will bypass automation for only 3 hours, and will return to normal "Auto" mode after those 3 hours.
Why is this function available?
If your pool service company arrives and the automation system is normally on "Auto" mode, and he or she finds that everything is off, not scheduled to come on yet or just had completed its normal cycle, the service company is somewhat out of luck if, lets say "Muriatic Acid" is to be added, or an "Algaecide" or some other Specialty chemical that needs the water to be circulation for a few hours after adding this product. What can the service person do, if no one is home to reprogram it or to turn it on? He/she can put it into "Service Mode", which is another mode available on an Automation system, but that overrides the system completely and will stay in that mode until it is once again manually changed back to "Auto" mode.
Timeout - is the mode the service provider will use, after using possibly service mode to turn the filter pump on so the pool can be vacuumed, then if a product like what was mentioned above is added, the system can then be manually placed into "Timeout" and the pool pump will run, mixing the chemicals in the pool, and then will automatically revert back to auto mode 3 hours later. Completing the job of diluting & mixing whatever the pool service provider added.
Jul 11, 2014 |
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