Ok, I've posted several times on a separate forum on this website which has proved to be VERY beneficial. Now i'm moving on to the technical side of things if that possible with pool ownership.
I have a Intelliflo VS 3050 pump for my pool and spa. The PB originally set it up (and still is) @3000 RPM for 8 hours to turn over 18,700 gallons 1.5 times per day. it's currently set to run everyday of the week from 8-5. part of the reason i "negotiated" for the variable speed pump was the electricity savings which quite frankly i don't feel that we are benefiting from.
So, my math tells me that being set at the RPM's above, i'm turning over 28,050 gallons of water per day or 3506.25 gals per hr or 58.44 gals per minute. common sense tells me that if i set it considerably lower than 3000 RPM's but run the pump longer, my savings would be more significant.
not sure this can be answered here or not as i'm not familiar enough with head pressure and that kind of thing but i can say the plumbing is 2 inches and the pump and filter sit approximately 60 feet away from the nearest return to the pool.
i feel confident that i've not included enough information here so i will be glad to answer any questions that are asked.
obviously my main goal is electricity savings and not comprimising the chemical side of it and if i need to run the pump 12 hours a day at 2000 RPM's i'd be very happy to do that.
any help would be appreciated!