We installed our new Hayward MaxFlo VSP pump yesterday and opened our pool. Now to figure out how often to run it, for how long, and at what speed.
The default timer seems to runs pretty much 24 hours a day at 1725RPM. The pump can be set to speeds from 600-3450RPM. Reading through the documentation states that running the pump at lower speeds is more energy efficient, improves filtration, is quieter, and causes less stress on equipment which can lengthen life. However, I can't figure out how to determine what I need to do to ensure that I've turned over the water at least once every 24 hours.
With our old single-speed pump, I knew what the gallons per minute rate was, and could calculate how long to run it each day. We had determined that 10 hours a day was sufficient, so had the pump come on 4 hours a day for 2.5 hrs each time.
I can't find any gallon per minute rate for this pump at the various speeds, so I'm not sure how to configure it. Since we typically run the pump full time for the first few days after opening the pool as we get it sparkling clean and get the chemicals balanced, I'm okay leaving it at the default for now. But I'm wondering if anyone has any advice as to how I can calculate how much I need to run it and what's the most efficient set up.
Thanks for any advice!