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    New pool start-up flow

    I just put water in last Thursday and the tech started up on Friday. They have the Intelliflo VS running at 2850 RPM and it is reporting 1346 watts! I tested it at 1800 rpm and it reports ~ 350 watts. Do I really need to filter at that volume for the first week or so?
    IG 23K Gal, Quad DE 80, PebbleSheen, Intelliflo VS+SVRS, MT 400 NG, Stenner Pump

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    Re: New pool start-up flow

    How big is the pool? 2850 should be ~80 gpm.
    20X40 30,000 gallon gunite pool

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    Re: New pool start-up flow

    Not only how big but also add the rest of the info about the pool and equipment. That'll help us help you.

    You most likely don't need to be running at 2850 rpm. You can probably get by with less than 1800 even.

    You need to shoot for one turnover a day and you need enough flow so that your skimmer(s) work effectively. You can run most of the day at a very low speed and then have it run higher for a few hours to aid the skimmer action.
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    Re: New pool start-up flow

    Pool specs:
    ~23000 gal
    Pebble sheen finish
    Pentair Intelliflo VS
    Pentair Quad DE 80
    Pentair MT 400 ng
    Paramount O2
    Rainbow chlorinator

    2.5" suction
    2" return
    2 skimmers independent plumming
    1 main drain
    4 returns

    I calculated that I could get a turnover every 6 hours or so at 2800. At 1800 I could get it in 12.

    I just did not know if the newness of the pool required higher turnover to rid dust from plaster.
    IG 23K Gal, Quad DE 80, PebbleSheen, Intelliflo VS+SVRS, MT 400 NG, Stenner Pump

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    Re: New pool start-up flow

    Quote Originally Posted by loweran

    I just did not know if the newness of the pool required higher turnover to rid dust from plaster.
    It shoudlnt unless there is a lot of it. If you can see it leave the speed up until it dissapears.
    20X40 30,000 gallon gunite pool

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