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Thread: Re: Optimal flow rates for variable speed pumps

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    Join Date
    May 2014
    La quinta

    Re: Optimal flow rates for variable speed pumps

    Please do not add your question in another poster's thread. It creates confusion and your question does not get the attention it deserves by being lost in another thread. Butterfly

    I would like to run my VS at 1500 rpm. I have the main and skimmer plumbed seperate .? Should I shut off main drain to get a better flow rate to the skimmer or maybe lower water level to 1/3 wier door hieght and the try 75/25 skimmer to main ratio?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Sacramento, CA

    Re: Optimal flow rates for variable speed pumps

    What problem are you trying to solve?

    You want a low rate on your pump but are concerned the skimmer won't clear the pool? Do you have lots of trees? Do you also run a pool sweep?

    I'd just lower the pump speed and see what happens for a week. If the debris clear then you don't have a problem. Its always good to have a deep suction source for better circulation and filtering.
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