I am new to pools and need some advice on how long and at what speed to run my pump. Just had a new pool installed, here are the details of my setup. If I am missing something please let me know.
18,000 Gallons Salt Water
Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed pump (http://www.pentairpool.com/pdfs/IntelliFloVSOM.pdf)
Pool Pilot Digital Nano Salt water Controller
Dolphin DX5+s Pool Cleaner (DX5+S - Maytronics US, Inc)
So I am trying to stay on top of my chemicals but that's another discussion. What I am looking for here is how long and at what speed should I be running my pump? My pool builder suggests that I run this on speed level 4 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I am not discounting his experience but this seems excessive and also seems to make having a fancy Variable speed pump pointless.
Is there a typical formula for what to do here or does anyone have experience with my particular pump? I am thinking there must be a schedule that I can setup where it might run full speed sometimes and then a lower speed others...
Any help here would be appreciated and again I am new to all this so if I left out some important info please let me know.