Originally Posted by gooyferret
Hmm thats the only way i could get it to work. Is there another way?
Ideally, you would want the float switch to operate a relay, and the relay would turn pump(s) on or off
your way is prefect for operating a small pump like that maxijet
lets say you setup a float switch for a low water level, to shut off a main system pump. If you're running a big tank, that pump will draw a lot of energy, more than the switch may be able to safely handle. So instead, the switch is connected to a relay and a battery, and the relay switches the high power pump on and off according to what the float switch is reading.