I am going to order a TF-100 kit next week. New pool installed 11/2015, epoxied last 2 weeks, filled 4 days ago, pool company turned on equipment and shocked Friday, added 15 bags salt. He is coming tomorrow to check chemistry and adjust. SWG set on 60% and 3 HP VS pump on low setting continuously which is 1750rpm, about 410 watts. Pool company owner suggests running pump 24/7 on that low setting, increasing as needed for heating or pool parties. He comes in 9 days to do my training and give me cleaning equipment, so that's when I will get to ask all my questions. I am going to read up on some of the equipment before then, so I know more to ask. We are going to use a solar cover when it arrives next week for saving heat/water/chemicals. My pump may be programmable to run even lower, but I don't know yet until I read up.
First question, should I run the pump 24/7 since it can run low enough already? Once chemistry is set properly per the levels on this site, should I drop the hours I use pump and up the SWG % and recheck FC every 1-2 days until I get the balance I need, or run the pump low and around the clock with lowest SWG % to keep FC level around 3-4 with CYA 70? I do want to minimize pump electricity use and maximize pump and SWG longevity, as I'm sure most would, but having great pool chemistry levels is job #1 since it is going to take a while to figure all this out with work and 5 kids.
Thanks in advance. I have read most all the pool school threads and a dozen beginner and pool opening threads too to jump start my education. This is a great site, which reflects on the moderators and community overall. Maybe in a few years I'll be able to give a little advice to some other newbie.