Hi everyone, I recently bought a inground pool with heat pump and a 3 speed pump (starrite supermax VS)
In my heat pump manual, it says it require a minimum flow of 15GPH and a maximum flow of 45GPH. It also state that a flow under 15GPH can cause damage on the unit.
By default the RPM for the 3 speed are 1400, 2200, 3000.
How can I know if the minimal speed (1400RPM) is sufficient (over 15GPH) ? I can also modify the default value with 10RPM increment.
Also, would it make sense to run the 1400 speed at night, there's less chance to break anything because it's colder and the heat pump will transfer less heat, does it make sense to do that?
So my main concern, is there any chance that I can be under 15GPH with this pump and my setup at 1400RPM? keep in mind, everything is brand new, it was a straight forward installation.
-1-1/2" plumbing, with 2 return, 1 skimer and 1 pool drain
-the pump is 25 feet away from the pool
-55000 BTU heat pump
-Hayward sand filter
-No elevation for the pool equipment, sit on level ground