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    VSP RPM and Run times?

    Hi - I have looked through pool school and this forum and cannot find guidelines for run times or recommended RPM's for various modes (filter, cleaning, spa). I have read that every situation is different, but I thought there is probably a "baseline" to start with. Apologies in advance if this has been answered already. Thanks!
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    Re: VSP RPM and Run times?

    So you saw the article in Pool School about how to determine run time?

    You can go down to around 1000 rpm for filtering as that is near the most efficient of the pump. If that does not skim well enough you can increase it. For the spa, you adjust to have the jets like you want them.

    It is all mostly experimental.
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    Re: VSP RPM and Run times?

    Thanks, yes I did read the pump run time article.

    What I am having trouble with is what "low speed" vs. "high speed" would be - your suggestion of 1000 RPM is helpful.

    I was also concerned with questions such as: whether it's a problem to run near the max (3450 RPM) in spa mode and whether the speed should differ when running the cleaner (which has a booster pump), for example.
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    Re: VSP RPM and Run times?

    That 1000 rpm is most efficient for Intelliflo pumps, not sure about the Jandy. The cleaner with booster pump can run at the same low rpm.

    There really should not be a problem running at near max rpm if the plumbing for the spa was done correctly and if the filter is large enough.
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