Help with pump schedule.

mrbongo01

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Apr 8, 2017
18
Hesperia, CA
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
 

mas985

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May 3, 2007
12,379
Pleasanton, CA
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?
 

mrbongo01

Member
Apr 8, 2017
18
Hesperia, CA
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.
 

mas985

TFP Expert
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May 3, 2007
12,379
Pleasanton, CA
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
 
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