New pool, builder came and set up equipment to run 6hrs at 1750rpm and one hour at 3000 rpm for the cleaner. There is a Jandy 3 way valve to divert between return lines and the pool sweep. They mentioned that it was a (set and forget) valve. Currently set for around 75% pool sweep and 25% returns. For the hour at 3000rpm the pool sweep works well, but for the other 6 hours, it finds its way into the corner and spins its wheels. Seems like a lot of wear with no benefit. Should I throw another actuator on the Jandy valve for the pool sweep or can I just turn off the returns? When I just have them open a tiny bit, there is a fair amount of cavitation noise. would it be worse for the cleaner to run at 2250 for 5 hours or spin its wheels in the corner for that long.
3000rpms with the sweep and returns going is ~1500 watts
2250rpms with the returns closed makes the sweep faster and costs ~500watts
1750 with the valve set by the builder is around 300watts