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Thread: Harmful to switch switch multi-port dial while pump is on?

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    Harmful to switch switch multi-port dial while pump is on?

    Do I need to switch the pump off before changing the setting on the multi-port?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Harmful to switch switch multi-port dial while pump is on?

    Yes very much so. If you switch the valve while pump is running it could blow the seals out or run up pressure an pop a fitting.


    23,000 in-ground salt water pool with liner, 1.5 HP 2 speed Pentair pump, Hayword C4025 cartridge filter, Jandy SWG.

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    Re: Harmful to switch switch multi-port dial while pump is on?

    Yikes....good to know. I've only done it once before I realized that I shouldn't. Hopefully didn't hurt anything. I was just thinking it would keep the IntelliFlo from having to prime and spin up to 3,450 rpm each time I wanted to switch the multi-port dial. But now it makes sense why that's not a good idea. Speaking of the IntelliFlo spinning up to 3,450 to prime (and maybe this should be another thread). Is there a reason it needs to spin up to the max RPM to prime or can/should I configure it to be less when it primes?

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    Re: Harmful to switch switch multi-port dial while pump is on?

    I would make a new thread as I donít know about VS motors I only have 2 speed


    23,000 in-ground salt water pool with liner, 1.5 HP 2 speed Pentair pump, Hayword C4025 cartridge filter, Jandy SWG.

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    Re: Harmful to switch switch multi-port dial while pump is on?

    Quote Originally Posted by callahan3 View Post
    I would make a new thread as I don’t know about VS motors I only have 2 speed
    Just made a new thread...thanks!

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