Original pool at my home was installed in 1985 and the original pump lasted 23 years with only minor occasional servicing. It gave up in 2008 at which time I went with a single speed Pentair SuperFlo. To my chagrin that one bit the dust a few weeks ago (after only 6 years!) and the guys that installed that one convinced me to get the IntelliFlo 011018 since there was a $500 rebate from Los Angeles DWP.
I had hoped to be present when they installed the pump to see how it worked and to learn about setting it but that did not happen. I had been running my old single speed pump from about 10am to 4pm every day and I figured the technique was different for the variable speed pump. Sure enough the first thing I noticed (apart from the much quiter running) was that the running schedule was rather odd (at least to me based on my old single-speed experience). It runs for a time at night and then a few times during the day. My understanding from a neighbor who has one of these is that you want to have the schedule somewhat linked to the electricity rates (i.e., cheaper at night). I wanted to review the program that the pool guys put in and I called them but they said don't worry about it.
Still as an engineer I like to know how to set these types of things myself and/or override for special conditions like using the spa, cleaning, etc. Now I am no dummy but the Pentair manual is unusually cryptic and I cannot figure out a way to view/review/edit the existing program. Is there something I am missing here?
Los Angeles, CA