Question on the optimal run time for my pump. I just replaced a 3 year old Hayward Superpump with an Intelliflo VF, so far VERY HAPPY. Sound difference alone was almost worth it.
I have the pump setup and running for 24 hours to turn once. Pump is running at 27gpm, will need to confirm RPM, and is buring low 400's on watts. Our electricity per kw is ~$.17, so not overly concerned about electric, but do want to extract some savings on this pump.
Was curious what run times other seasonal users have with their intelliflows or dual speeds? I read that the longer you run the pump the more efficient from a energy stand point, but do not want to over run the motor and shorten the life. Obviously if I shorten the run time the rpms/GPMs and Watts will all increase.
What are others running at?
I assume running 24/7 will shorten the life of the motor.