Any advice please-- I have just fitted a Pentair VF pool pump , programed the device with my pool information,, ie 15000 gallons, 2 turnovers , 12 hrs days. The pool pump then starts buy the readout says the pump is taking 2200 watts to achieve the above. That is twice the power my 1.5 hp old style pump was using.
Here is my details, 15 k gallons pool size, the speed is 3400rpm , its 41gpm and takes 2200watts , twice my 1.5 hp old pump.
I have taken the filter out and wattage use goes from 2200watts to 1200 watts, power washed the filter and now running at 1300 watts, a vast improvement, but still using 30% more electric than my old pump. Checked all the valves and they appear ok.. The pump is running at 2900 rpm . I was expecting the pump to run at approx 1000rpm.
anyone knows what im doing wrong?