Hello TFP family!
I don't post much, mostly lurking. Just for clarification, I actually don't think the Pentair pump sucks...just the SVR System itself.
I'm hoping someone can give me some tips on my Pentair Intelliflo VS-SVRS pump with the ever-so annoying SVRS. When I want to vacuum my pool out (especially now being the beginning of the season), I always find myself fighting with the SVRS. I usually end up walking the line between high enough RPM's (usually around 2200 rpms) and shutting off just the right amount of returns to actually be able to pull water through my vacuum; all without setting off the SVRS. I have 2 returns and one main drain, so what I usually do is leave the main drain open, close off one return and vacuum from my other return. So I s-l-o-w-l-y close the one return as to not set of the SVRS. Then I go and grab my vacuum and start. I usually get to vacuum about 30 seconds before the **** pump shuts off.
From there, it's a back and forth game until it finally just keeps vacuuming without shutting off. I don't do anything different when it works compared to when it shuts off. It's just a very, very touchy system. So two questions:
1.) Is there any way to shut off the SVRS system so that I can vacuum (I believe I've asked Pentair this and they said no. Of course they have to say no.)?
2.) Any tips for me from anyone who has one of these pumps?
Thanks in advance, you all rock!