Is there any common wisdom on whether it is better to run the SWG at a higher percentage for shorter time, or to run the pump longer with a lower SWG percentage? I would think there would be a cost benefit one way or another in comparing electric rates to the longevity of the salt cell when run at different percentages.
Right now I am running the pump for about 8 hours with the SWG set at 60% to target an FC of 6. I have the pump set at 1200 for three different windows of run time. If I notice that I've reached my FC target in the evening when I test but there still more run time left on the pump, I just turn it off for the remainder of the last pump run until it comes back on in the morning. Our electric rates are pretty good: $0.069/kWh.
Would I be better off running the pump longer during the day and lowering the cell percentage? I'd like to maximize cell life, but don't know what affects that the most.
Thanks for any insight you can give.