I'm not going into the issues I've been having with the Quad 80 and Fiber Clear. That's another topic to come. But I did contact Fiber Clear yesterday via email and received a pretty quick answer, which I'll be posting in a separated topic along with my ongoing discussion with them.
You all know the specs of my pool. After I cleaned the Quad cartridges with hose/brass end concentrator, and soaked in automatic dishwasher detergent my filter is back to new. Well it's less than three months old anyway.
I got it all started up late yesterday afternoon, and set my pool volume to 30 K, one turn-over a day for 23 hours and loaded the 16 Fiber Clear scoops called for. After starting all back up I had to rush off and did not return home till after dark so I didn't want to go under the deck, to visit the snakes, to take readings on pump.
Pool had been sitting for a little over 2 days, (cloudy and rain with little FC loss) with "toad choker" storms and lots of blown in leaves but not nearly as much dust as usual because of rain.
Readings just now (which go along with the values I got first few weeks before putting in two quarts of HTH Metal Control) and after backwashing a foot of water out of pool (two backwashes after the clogging began) trying to clear the gunk out of filter, with little success. Haven't had algae since I started BBB last summer.
I've reported similar readings but want to see comments out of curiosity. I'm not asking for help; just comments as everything is great. Well okay one question below. Have pump set to 30K instead of 24K because this give me just enough gpm to keep Pool Skim "sucking", skimmer and main drain pulling well, and Polaris Booster happy (I think).
Without Polaris running:
- Filter 3 psi
- 175 watts (or abouts)
- 1225 rpm (or abouts)
- 22 gpm
With Polaris running:
- Filter 2 psi
- 162 watts (or abouts)
- 1165 rpm (or abouts)
Of course these numbers will change as the filter loads with our EMMENCE amounts of daily dust. The huge filter will probably need backwashing in about a week or two if I'm lucky, because of dust loading and the super fine filter of by the Fiber Clear. It does filter better than DE. Much less teenity particles in front of light, at night, even using it with the old undersized filter.
Polaris pump sounds fine and is a little quieter and much quieter than many I hear any time it runs. Some of that is it being under the deck but I stand right over it, while at pumping sation that I can tell it is quieter than many others. It is running just as speedy as before. It's always been a speedster compared to some others I've seen.
Is there any chance I'm putting undue stress on the booster pump as the flow through main pump is the same but main pump is working less? Booster pump motor new last spring.
I really like these numbers as long as it isn't prematurely aging the booster pump.