Feedback on converting to VS pump

markayash

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Mar 21, 2016
432
Marrietta Ga
I went from a 1 1/2 super Pump 2 that kept filter pressure at 12 to 15 pds ( new filters ) with everything open to a Pureline 1.6 HP VS speed.

I was worried about the size but the more I use it the more I keep turning the speed down :) I keep the pressure around 4 or 5pds ( 2300 rpm ) and the waterfall and pool cleaner still work great. I like to run my pump 24 hours a day for the waterfall and it seems to reduce chemical usage ( covered by trees)
The biggest thing I didn't expect is the loudness before if we had company I turned it off but now can barely hear it running.

Be interesting to see how it impacts my power bill.
 

markayash

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Mar 21, 2016
432
Marrietta Ga
Hard to tell, only been running for a couple of weeks..My EMC has comparison charts and will watch it in May and June but thinking it has to be :)
 

markayash

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Mar 21, 2016
432
Marrietta Ga
nah levels stay fairly stable, I think I lose water through evaporation with it running. Really show up if I heat the pool and the temps drop at night :(