Advice on setting up usage of a new Variable Speed pump

jonwb1

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Jan 30, 2018
18
Upland
Hi,

In an effort to save AC costs this Summer, I ordered a Pentair Variable Speed pump. Fortunately, my home came with a Motorized Vinyl Pool Cover so I usually don't have any debris on the pool surface. The Pentair pump uses a factory setting that initially runs at 3000 rpm for the first 2 hours (to push surface debris to the skimmer) and then backs down to 1400 rpm for the next 10 hours.

Question: If I'm basically filtering clear water, what would be a good daily setting (rpm and time length) to save electricity but also have a clean pool?

Thanks
 

Msch99

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Jun 11, 2018
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Verona, MO
I don’t have a VS pump but I would start with the 2/10 then start backing off and see what it looks like, adjust from there.
 
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