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    pump question and diverter question

    i got my pool up and running
    i am working on balancing the chems now
    but i have a few questions

    i have a speck e90-ii pump
    in an 11000 gallon pool
    im trying to figure out the duration of time i need it to be set too
    i beleive i read it needs to be at minimal enough to pump all the water threw the filter
    meaning all 11000 gallons

    according to http://www.poolcenter.com/speck-E90-DS.pdf

    my pump depending on the head will pump anywhere from say 60-90 gallons p min

    so 11000/75 then /60 min = 2.44 hours??
    so a min 3 hours say

    so why is it i am reading we are pumping 8+ hours?
    i understand better circulation, filtering, dispursion
    but 3x as long almost??



    also
    on my input i have this guy


    what is it?
    it looks like a diverter valve
    i have the 1 skimmer tho
    and today while vacuming the pool (first time)
    i noticed a small gaurded round cap petruding out the bottom of the pool
    is this a 2nd dary input?
    if it is, well, i didnt dewinterize it, everything is pumping fine and working fine, so is it possible it wasnt winterized?
    how would i check?

    and what would i put my diverter on?
    right now i put it in the middle, so 50/50
    as i have no clue what it is


    also, i took out the rubber winterizing plugs in the 2 outlets into the pool, but i do not have any nozzles to put in there place? should there be any?
    thank you
    11,000 gal inground fiberglass pool
    Aquarite SWG system

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    Re: pump question and diverter question

    Your pump is probably pumping closer to 60 gpm with that setup.
    One reason people run their pump longer than needed is because every pool is different and the 1 turn per day is minimum and it usually takes longer than minimum to keep it clear.

    That valve is a 3-way valve and apparently it switches between the skimmer and main drain. You would run it whever you get good circulation from the skimmer and some from the MD.
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    Re: pump question and diverter question

    ok so i want to control it so most is getting pulled threw the skimmer and only a little threw the md

    thank you
    11,000 gal inground fiberglass pool
    Aquarite SWG system

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