newbie to the pool game - pump issues


Old 11-12-13, 02:58 PM
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newbie to the pool game - pump issues

I am trying to operate my pump obviously at the lowest possible cost to me. I spoke to Pentair and the guy suggested 1100 RPM for 8 hours to run once through for my 15,000 gallon pool.

I have the Pentair Variable speed pump.

Pentair Aquatic Systems >> Pool Pros >> Products >> Pumps >> Inground >> IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump

Is this good advice? Should i run it lower for longer?

I am in Tampa, FL so I will be in the pool yearly, is once through enough for winter? What should I switch settings for in the summer? Should i manually change the settings when treating (alkalinity, hardness, algae, or liquid chlorine shock)?
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Old 11-12-13, 06:59 PM
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Quite an improvement from the single speed (3250/3450rpm) pump like I have.

My pool is 24,000 gallons and I run the pump for 12 hours a day. Usually in four hour shifts depending on the weather. No heater so it's only open a very limited amount of time.

1100 rpm is pretty low. I'd almost think that you should be running 24 hours at that speed.
Certainly more than 8 hours. There really is no set rule.

I've set my running times based on overall cleanliness and water quality.

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