I purchased a Utilitech / Everspring Water Sensor for my sump pump. My house sits on a spring and I wanted to use it to monitor how often my sump pump cycles. Since my sump pit is always filled with water the sensor will be submerged in water, thus reporting back as wet. When the pump kicks on the water level will drop and the sensor will report as dry until the pump kicks off and the water level immediately rises back up to cover the sensor.
In theory, this would work great. However, I just discovered that the sensor has a detection level of one minute. Therefore, if the senor is wet, becomes dry and then gets wet again…it will report as wet, then immediately report as dry but will not report wet again until 60 seconds has passed. The issue is that my sump pit may kick on and off multiple times within one minute. Therefore, the sensor may “miss” some of the pump cycles.
Does anyone know of a way to shorten the detection interval? If not, then any other suggestions on a water sensor for my sump pit?