Measure Gallons per minute?

dooger54

Well-known member
Apr 21, 2017
81
Tucson AZ
#1
New Hayward variable speed pump and would like to measure the GPM of my system at various rpm's. Anyone know of a way to do this?


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JoyfulNoise

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
14,500
Tucson, AZ
#2
You'll need to know what your filter PSI is and your electrical usage (power) as well as a few other details about your system. Then you can enter them into this spreadsheet calculator that mas985 created -

Hydraulics 101 - Have you lost your head?

OR

If you happen to like plumbing work, you can add a FloVis flowmeter to your equipment pad and get an actual measurement.
 

dooger54

Well-known member
Apr 21, 2017
81
Tucson AZ
#3
I like the idea of the Flovis meter. Got online and looked at installation videos. My issue maybe finding a long enough stretch of pipe (needs about 13-15" with unions). The only one that is close is the pipe coming out of the pump and going into the filter canister, it's about 13 1-2". I wonder though if this is a good place for the meter. I would think that it would be better to have it after the filter. I would think the water flow coming out of the filter would be lower, more accurate.




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#4
= volume of water coming out of pool
=Volume of water going into pump
=volume of water coming out of pump
=volume of water going into filter
=volume of water coming out of filter
=Volume of water going into pool
They are all the same since you don't have leaks in your system
Granted velocity is different and pressure is different

For all practical purposes it doesn't matter long as you meet the requirements for installation, mounted horizontally with a certain inlet and discharge distances of straight pipe
 

dooger54

Well-known member
Apr 21, 2017
81
Tucson AZ
#5
= volume of water coming out of pool
=Volume of water going into pump
=volume of water coming out of pump
=volume of water going into filter
=volume of water coming out of filter
=Volume of water going into pool
They are all the same since you don't have leaks in your system
Granted velocity is different and pressure is different

For all practical purposes it doesn't matter long as you meet the requirements for installation, mounted horizontally with a certain inlet and discharge distances of straight pipe
Thanks for the schooling on that. Not my strong suit!


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dooger54

Well-known member
Apr 21, 2017
81
Tucson AZ
#6
I also found flowmeters by Blue-White and Aquamaster USA. They are somewhat easier to install. Anyone have experience with these?


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