Split by moderator from HERE. jblizzle
Hi, not to hijack the thread, but I have a similar problem. We just fully automated our system with intelliflo VS pump, IC60 chlorinator, intellichem, easytouch 8 and screenlogic.
Unfortunately we are not getting adequate flow to probe unit unless pump running at >2700rpm. Intake is after filter before heater, outlet after heater prior to chlorinator.
Seems ridiculous to run the pump at such high speeds and loses the whole point of a variable speed pump. Contractor's attitude is that the problem is an intellichem design fault.
I noticed that the tubes between the intake and probe unit and back are very long, probably 10 feet in total and am wondering
if that is contributing to the problem by increasing flow resistance (if I correctly remember my college physics, flow resistance is directly proportional to tube length). Would it be better to move the unit probe unit closer and decrease the length of tubing involved?
A second thought I had would be to change the outlet from prior to the chlorinator to after the chlorinator to try to create a greater pressure gradient between intake and output in order to increase the flow rate.
Any advice on these ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.