Well, I just conquered installing my first pool pump! All said and down including trips to Lowes for PVC stuff, right around 5 hours. The worst part was the fact that I had to move my filter/pump pad back 7.5". My old Superpump was fed almost directly from the suction lines and the new ecostar needed a minimum of 7.5" of pipe between the pump and the suction valve. I did have to call in an electrician to run another wire underground and I paid dearly for it, or should I say got raped by the electrician. Anyway once they left yesterday after putting in 6 hours, I got to work and did all the pipe work. This morning I installed the new in-line chlorinator (not that I use it, but old one was shot) then I wired up the Ecostar and fired it up.
Wow, this pump is amazingly quiet while it's running. My neighbors AC unit is about 100ft from my pool pump and at 900 RPMs, unless I am squatting dowm next to the pump I can't hear it over the neighbors AC. It used to be the other way around LoL. Setting the pump up initially was a breeze, I quickly created two timer programs. First one starting at 8:30am to run at 1750 RPMs and then switching to 900 RPMs from 11:30am to 12AM.
Now I know I should go by my individual results but, how long should I be running this thing for to start? It's a 32,000+ gallon Lazy L with a 2 person swim up spa bump out. It measures approximately 20' x 40" and my pump inlet is approximately 14" above the skimmer/water line. It is connected to a Hayward DE-6020 filter as well as like I mentioned the in-line chlorinator. I really want to just start out with 1 complete filter per day and then I am going to try to go down from there.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Edit: I have 1.5" piping with 2 skimmers, the main, and 4 return jets 2 in the pool and 2 in the spa thingy.