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    Did they install equipment properly?

    Signature should show my pool specifics, but I'm wondering if this is installed properly.

    Pentair 2 spd pump, but we only ever use high speed. 1.5 hp WFDS-26 pump. I was told solar heat only works on high speed, and the Pentair IC 40 is wired onto the high speed only.
    We have been running pump 6 hours during the day at high speed and SWG doesn't seem to keep up, but swg doesn't even power on at low speed on the pump.
    I think the pump is 3450 rpm at high, and 1725 at low.

    I do have digital intermatic timer that will allow multiple events at both high and low speed, but we haven't been using the low speed at all.

    The 'flow' reading in the IC40 manual seems to indicate that it might work at low speed, but it wasn't wired to come on that way. There is nothing other than the cell LED's, the power cord connects to a sealed electrical box, no automation or readouts of any kind.

    How can I test my flow rate going thru the SWG connection? I'd like to take advantage of lower electric costs if I can.
    It seems the only thing I get at low speed is filtering, as even the pool cleaner needs high speed to run.
    Maybe I didn't ask enough questions when they installed everything last July?

    Thanks much, appreciate the suggestions
    Phil
    ~9600 gal gunite pool, NEW July 2015; Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST pump; Pentair C&C 150 filter; Pentair Intelliclor IC40 swg; solar heat w/ Pentair Solartouch controller, screened. Taylor K 2005 test kit, FAS-DPD separate test, Taylor K1766 salt test

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    Re: Did they install equipment properly?

    the SWG "may" work on low speed but you would have to move the wires from where they are now to the low speed side on the controller and test it... I run my SWG on low at all times and only use high 1 hour a day.. I am not sure if low would run your solar, have you tried it?
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    Re: Did they install equipment properly?

    The actuator for solar is also wired to high side, I've got them coming out next week to see what can be done as options. Now with hot weather coming to FLorida, I can live without solar on for so long, but need the SWG sanitizing. Thanks for suggestion.
    Phil
    ~9600 gal gunite pool, NEW July 2015; Pentair Intelliflo 2 VST pump; Pentair C&C 150 filter; Pentair Intelliclor IC40 swg; solar heat w/ Pentair Solartouch controller, screened. Taylor K 2005 test kit, FAS-DPD separate test, Taylor K1766 salt test

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    Re: Did they install equipment properly?

    there is another timer that can be installed to turn solar and SWG on separately
    Pool: Intex 16x32 15000 gal, 2 speed 340042, Pentair CC320 Filter, CircuPool SJ45 Salt System, Intermatic PE653RC; Hot Tub: 650 Gal SWG Megachlor
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