Wondering if anyone here can assist?
I recently installed a Pentair Inteillflo SV+SVRS filter and am thrilled with the energy savings over my previous Whipserflo.
My next project is trying to eliminate the need to use my Haward 5060 booster pump to power my Polaris 280 pressure side pool sweep. Electricity costs in Northern California are punititve ($0.49 per KwH), so every savings really helps. My Hayward 5060 booster pump draws 9A at 240V so getting rid of it would save me a ton of money.
To test things out, I temporarily plumbed the output of the filter to go directly to the 1" pressure line (and not to the pool returns), eliminating the booster pump from the equation.
I think I'm close to right, the pump while priming (I had to adjust the priming sensitivity a bit so the pump could recognized it was primed) happily drives the Polaris around the pool. The problem is when the pump downshifts to running speed (looks like 3200 RPM will drive the Polaris) after a short time the SVRS alarm trips and shuts down the pump. I think the back pressure from the sweep makes the VS think that the drain is plugged.
I don't have a main drain (this was plugged years ago due to a leak), and the only intake is the pool skimmer. I was hoping that running the Intelliflo at high speed a couple of times a day would combine the need for pool cleaning along with running the sweep. Even at 3400 RPM, the Intelliflow uses far less power than the Intelliflo+Booster pump combo. Thus, I don't think I even need the SVRS feature, but there seems to be no way to disable it.
I was going to automate the system with a Jandy valve/actuator and timer, but need to solve the SVRS alarm problem before I attempt the automation.
Any ideas on how I can disable the SVRS feature, or how I can circumvent the problem? It really does look like the single Intelliflo provides enough flow and pressure to do a good job with the 280, but whatever the software is sensing with the pump is at issue, and I don't see a way to overide.
I understand I can change cleaners, but my Polaris 280 is fairly new and does a great job for my pool.
Thanks in advance for any advice,