Hello all, I've been reading these forums for the last couple of months trying to get smart on pool care, and I must say, if there was an award for most welcoming bunch of people on the interweb, this group would take it home no contest. I can't thank you enough for making this wealth of information so readily available.
Quick background, then the questions. I just bought a house that has a pool with a spa, both at the same level, with a spillway separating the two bodies of water. The PO has the Aqualogic controller set up to run either the pool or the spa in a closed loop. There is no significant water exchange as of now. I have read enough to know this needs to change, but need some guidance.
First, do you recommend enabling the spillway setting on the controller to simply return pool water to the spa for X amount of time, or would you recommend changing the valve automation on the return to be split between the spa and pool for X amount of time?
Second, I have 3 pumps total, but the pump plumbed to transfer between the pool and spa is tied into the main filter and salt cell. Based on the answer to the first question, with a SWG, what is my goal for run time when drawing from the pool with the return set to spa? Am I looking for a minimum water amount exchanged, achieving proper spa chlorination, or a combination? If the answer is a combination, where do I start?
Thanks in advance for your input!