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    Energy savings

    Just out of curiosity how many people try to be efficient with their pools. In my area off peak is from 9pm to 7am, mid 7am until 12pm. High 12 to 5pm and mid 5pm to 9pm

    With that said here is what I am thinking.

    I have an 18,000 gal pool. I would like to run my pump from
    9pm to 9am (12hrs)

    Then either run from 11 to 12 and 5 to 6 or from 5 to 7pm

    So I will run 14 hours a day avoiding my peak hours.

    And if this is ok how do I program the pro logic to do this? I was told it is possible

    Also I have read that running my aqua bot will create enough circulation over the hour cycle b I may put the aqua vac on a timer to do this instead of a mid afternoon circulation bring pump down to 9pm to 9am

    I hope this all makes some sense

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Energy savings

    The first thing I would do is to determine if 12 hour run time is excessive. My pool does okay with an 8 hour run time. Others need more than that to keep the pool clean.

    If you experiment with that first, that can easily save some juice.

    You don't say what type of pump you have. A 2-speed pump, if applicable to your pool, will save even more than reducing your run time.

    Sorry, I am no help on programming your controller.
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