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    variable pump speeds

    10,000 gal in ground pool with pentair variable three speed pump. what speeds and duration for each speed should i set the pump at ?
    in ground pool, 10000 gal, salt generator with variable speed pump, 2 years old

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    Re: variable pump speeds

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    I run mine at 1100 rpm to skim, filter and make chlorine with the SWG. Find the speed where the SWG gives a low flow error, mine is 900 rpm, and raise it a couple of hundred rpm. 6-8 hours is probably long enough.
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    Re: variable pump speeds

    are you not using the other 2 speeds just running 1100 all the time on 1 speed ?
    in ground pool, 10000 gal, salt generator with variable speed pump, 2 years old

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    Re: variable pump speeds

    I'm actually using four speeds. But then my pool has a SWG, in floor cleaning system, and solar heating. Each task may require a different speed. You always look for the lowest effective speed for each task. I run a short cleaning cycle in the AM at 2800rpm, skim and chlorinating at 1400rpm mid day, and 1000rpm for extra filtration late afternoon. Anytime heat is called for and available, the solar controller ramps the pump up to 2600 and opens the valves to the solar panels.
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    Re: variable pump speeds

    I have speed 2 set at 2100 rpm for the solar panels, the solar controller automatically switches to it when solar heat is available. And speed 3 set at 2500 rpm to check filter pressure and I use that speed with 100% bottom drain suction when I brush my pool.
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