Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Which speed to choose??!

  1. Back To Top    #1
    IMason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Clayton/CA
    Posts
    40

    Which speed to choose??!

    Good morning from sunny California!

    We just got our new pool and I am slowly learning about all the bits and bobs on it.

    We have a Jandy proseries variable speed pump (not sure if it is 1.0 or 2.0) but it has like 8 speeds. I have learned enough to know that when I run my pump I run it on the lowest speed but when would I ever use the other ones? I'm feeling overwhelmed by choice

    If anyone knows a good post/aricle that explains this, that would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks!
    17K gallon, inground, gunnite, stonescapes tropics blue puerto rico blend pebble, above ground spa with spill , Jandy VS 2.0 hp pump, Jandy cartirdge filter, Jandy pool & Spa heater, Jandy SWG, Aqualink automation, Taylor K-2006

  2. Back To Top    #2
    CJadamec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Quaker Hill, CT
    Posts
    2,192

    Re: Which speed to choose??!

    You would change speed to increase water flow. Does your spas have its own pump? If not then you would increase speed to make the spa jets work more forcefully. Also your heater and SWG have minimum water flow rates for them to work. You would increase the speed to meet those minimum flow requirements. Last would be if you had a suction/pressure side cleaner you would increase speed for better cleaning.

    Your automation is probably already making these changes for you all by itself. Just for fun switch to spa mode and see what the pump does all by itself.
    Chuck-
    15x30 AG, Pentair Superflo VS, 19" sand filter, TF-100 test kit
    Aqua Comfort ACT750 heat pump / 6x20 ground mount solar panel / DIY automation

    Photos of 2016 Build, Inside Your Breaker Panel, Free Copy of 2017 NEC code
    TFP is AD Free and is funded solely by member support click here to help

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: Which speed to choose??!

    You want to run the pump at the lowest speed that will still do the following:

    Keep the heater working
    Keep the SWG working
    Filter the water effectively (i.e. is your pool crystal clear?)
    Ripple the surface to skim surface debris

    As your filter gets dirty, your flow rate will drop to the point where the above isn't met anymore. At that point, you can clean your filter. Or, if you're feeling lazy, bump up the speed to maintain flow rate until you get around to cleaning it!
    16 x 32 18,000 gal IG vinyl pool. 1.5HP SuperFlo VS pump. Hayward C4030 425 sq ft cartridge filter. Hotspot FPH heat reclamation pool heater.

  4. Back To Top    #4



    TFP Guide
    GaryT58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Monroe, GA
    Posts
    571

    Re: Which speed to choose??!

    I vary my speed depending upon what the need is. That is, most time it is running t 800RPM which is sufficient for some water movement, filtering and running the SWG. But that really does not provide a lot of flow to keep the surface clean when windy and lots of stuff dropping. When people are over swimming, I will have at 1400 RPM, which provide more movement and better cleaning. If there is a lot of surface stuff, I will run at 2800 - 3450 to clean it off before swimming - I have my "quick clean" button set to 2800.
    38'x16' Fiberglass pool - 3.5' - 8' deep - 19,000 gallons. AutoPilot Total Control SWG (RC-52 cell), Pentair SuperFlo VS, Pentair SD70 Sand Filter, Coverstar Automatic Cover, 10' board, PAL Treo lighting, Polaris 9550 Sport robot, Lamotte ColorQ Pro 7 test kit.

  5. Back To Top    #5
    IMason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Clayton/CA
    Posts
    40

    Re: Which speed to choose??!

    Thanks for all the replies. Now I have to find where on this equipment pad I can change the rate!!
    17K gallon, inground, gunnite, stonescapes tropics blue puerto rico blend pebble, above ground spa with spill , Jandy VS 2.0 hp pump, Jandy cartirdge filter, Jandy pool & Spa heater, Jandy SWG, Aqualink automation, Taylor K-2006

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •