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    How long to run pump and what RPM?

    I have 1 week old newly filled pool. I am running 11 hours per day. 6am-5PM @2000 RPM and 5PM-7PM at 3450RPM. Spill over runs 30 mins per day. Is this too much? How many turn overs should I target per day?
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    Re: How long to run pump and what RPM?

    Turnovers are not meaningful in residential pools. It only applies to commercial/public pools.

    Usually you want to run the pump 24x7 for the first 30 days. 1600 or 1800 rpm should be fine. Are you brushing daily? Still getting plaster dust?


    I run my pump at 1100 rpm to skim, filter and make chlorine with the SWG. Usually, 4 to 6 hours at 1000-1500 rpm is plenty. Some folks split it up 2 a couple hours in the morning and a couple in the evening for better skimming.
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    Re: How long to run pump and what RPM?

    I am getting at tiny bit of dust. I brush 2x per day. So i should drop rpm to 1800 and not have a high speed schedule.
    33x19, 3'4"-5'6", 7ft spa, baja reef, 14'x9', 18" deep, 10,668 Gal. Quartzite coping, Stonescape Tropics Blue mini-pebble, abalone & glass beads. Jandy Equip.(JXi heater, 2.7HPVS pump, PLC1400 SWG, CV580 filter, Aqualink, LEDs)
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    Re: How long to run pump and what RPM?

    Yes, no need for high speed unless you own stock in the power company.
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