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Thread: Main pump speed while pressure pump is on?

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    Main pump speed while pressure pump is on?

    Besides just being "on", is there any minimum the main pump should be at when the pressure pump is on? I have a SWG, so with the pressure pump effectively "stealing" some of the flow for the dedicated return I'll obviously need to ensure it's high enough for the SWG to keep working, but is there any extra wear on either pump if the main pump is too low?

    My Polaris is currently out of commission, and has been since the new pumps were all put in place, but should be working again soon. FedEx tried to deliver my rebuild kit yesterday and I missed them
    Scott
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    Re: Main pump speed while pressure pump is on?

    If the flow is too low, you would know right away because the cleaner would not work as it should. Just set the speed high enough so the cleaner works, the SWG works and the skimmer works.
    Mark
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    Re: Main pump speed while pressure pump is on?

    Ok, thanks!!!

    Now to hope when the rebuild kit arrives I can do it without breaking plastic parts, lol
    Scott
    15,000 Gallons vinyl in-ground screen enclosed, Hayward Eco-star SP3400VSP, Hayward Aqua Logic PL-Plus, Hayward T-15 Salt Cell, Hayward S244T Sand Filter, Polaris 380 with booster pump, Hayward heat pump HP50HA. K-2006 kit.

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