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Thread: Variable speed pump and opening pool

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    Variable speed pump and opening pool

    Quick question. I have a variable speed pump. Is it better to run it at full speed for the 24-72 hours it takes to clear up the green pool or to run the pump at my normal 1600 rpm for the amount of time.

    Thanks for your help.

    Cheers!
    pool size - 40kgal
    finish - Gunite
    pump size in horsepower and brand-Variable Speed, Hayward EcoStar SVRS3400
    filter size - Sta-Rite S8M150
    additional equipment - Hayward CL220 Chlorinator

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    Re: Variable speed pump and opening pool

    You want to run at a medium speed. You are balancing out two conflicting goals. More water through the filter means more dead algae filtered out of the water. However, less water through the filter means more efficient filtering.
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