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Thread: minimum flow rates for Autopilot Poolpilot Digital

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    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Houston, TX

    minimum flow rates for Autopilot Poolpilot Digital

    So the Autopilot manual says the manifold requires 20gpm minimum flow, and the trouble shooting section says the check flow light will turn on (and the purifier off) at below 15gpm.

    1) So which is it? 15 or 20?
    2) If the flow rates are below 15gpm yet the Autopilot light doesn't turn on and it still appears to be running, is that bad/dangerous?

    15k gunite pool. Intelliflo VF. Autopilot SWG.
    2k separate spa with waterfall (ie: pain in the rear maintaining a separate body of water). 2HP Hayward Tristar pump.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: minimum flow rates for Autopilot Poolpilot Digital

    Aim for 20 GPM to get the AutoPilot to work. Lower flow rates might work, might not work, might turn on and off at random. Running at flow rates below 15 GPM with the cell on is mildly dangerous and certainly not good for the cell.
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