Here's the first of what will probably be many, many questions to this board. Our pool is new this year (started installing late fall) and frankly has been a complete nightmare. Most of it goes back to the installer but regardless we are where we are. Unfortunately I can't seem to get an correct or consistent answer from them on anything. So, I was extremely happy when I found this site. So here is my first question:
The pool is 18X36, liner, approximately 30,000 gallons, salt water. What I can't seem to get a straight answer on is the pump settings. I have a variable speed Intelliflow 3hp, 1.32SF, 3.96 SFHP. It's currently running at speed 3 (2550RPM) from 10am to 6pm or 8 hours. Then it goes back to speed 2 which is 1500 RPM from 6PM until the following 10AM. We just had the filter cleaned out 3 days ago then last night noticed the No Flow light was on again. We back flushed then it worked again. When I called the installer about it they said it should be on speed 4 (3110RPM) from 10am to 6pm and not speed 3. Even though they initially set it at speed 3. So, the million dollar question is which setting should we be using and how long should it run? Thank you.