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    Help with pump schedule.

    Hi every one....

    Ok, we got our first electric bill in and all I can say is OUCH !!! However, we are using the default settings on our Pentair VS pump.

    I am a total newb and this is my first pool. I would like to customize my settings to be more energy efficient. Based on my signature, can someone please help me come up with a schedule for the pump, what RPM and for how long a day ?

    Thank you in advance...

    Mike
    18 X 38, 18K gal, IGP W/ Infinity Spa. EasyTouch 8 ch
    Pentair 1.5HP VS pump, Pentair Cartridge Filter
    Pentair 250K HD heater, Del Ozone Corona Discharge
    - Generator ( Eclipse 10 ).
    Pebble Tec Finish. Dolphin Triton Plus vacuum.

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    Re: Help with pump schedule.

    Simple answer is as low an RPM as possible and for as short as possible.

    I would start with 4 hours at 1000 RPM and see if the skimmers are capturing enough debris for your liking.

    But before you change run time, how are you chlorinating?
    Mark
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    Re: Help with pump schedule.

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985 View Post
    Simple answer is as low an RPM as possible and for as short as possible.

    I would start with 4 hours at 1000 RPM and see if the skimmers are capturing enough debris for your liking.

    But before you change run time, how are you chlorinating?
    I'm using 12% liquid chlorine.
    18 X 38, 18K gal, IGP W/ Infinity Spa. EasyTouch 8 ch
    Pentair 1.5HP VS pump, Pentair Cartridge Filter
    Pentair 250K HD heater, Del Ozone Corona Discharge
    - Generator ( Eclipse 10 ).
    Pebble Tec Finish. Dolphin Triton Plus vacuum.

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    Re: Help with pump schedule.

    Ok, so as long as you are not relying on your Ozone generator, which I wouldn't then you can pretty much run as short as you want. If you are manually dosing it doesn't take much run time for just circulation. Probably less than 1 hour for your size pool. Plus the robot helps with that too. The rest of run time is just for removing debris so it is more of a personal choice as to what you can tolerate
    Mark
    Hydraulics 101; Pump Ed 101; Pump/Pool Spreadsheets; Pump Run Time Study; DIY Acid Dosing; DIY Cover Roller
    18'x36' 20k plaster, MaxFlo SP2303VSP, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

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    Re: Help with pump schedule.

    Thank you for the help and advice sir....
    18 X 38, 18K gal, IGP W/ Infinity Spa. EasyTouch 8 ch
    Pentair 1.5HP VS pump, Pentair Cartridge Filter
    Pentair 250K HD heater, Del Ozone Corona Discharge
    - Generator ( Eclipse 10 ).
    Pebble Tec Finish. Dolphin Triton Plus vacuum.

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