I know there's not a chart or formula for figuring out something like this ... but I thought I'd ask for some general opinions.
I plan on going with the following equipment with these flow specs for a 24,000 gal inground pool.
Pentair Quad DE80: Max gpm - 160
Pentair IC40: Max gpm - 80 / Min gpm - 25
Pentair 400 BTU Heater: Max gpm - 120 / Min gpm - 40
I'm looking for any thoughts on what the most effective gpm would be for these components. Does the vendor put out any info like this?
I know I'll be ok if I stay within a range, but I'm wondering if any of these items perform better on either the lower or higher end of the gpm range. For example, the ic40 can go 80 gpm, but does it actually work most effectively near 25. Same ? for the heater. It can go 120, but is it much more effective at 40 (or vice versa). For the filter, I know it would filter more water if cranked up all the way, but is it possible that the water would not make full use of the entire cartridge area at a really low rate like 30 gpm?