Overriding schedules for a specific time

AndresV

New member
Sep 9, 2020
4
Houston
Hello,
By way of context, I am a new 8,600 gallon in-ground pool owner and therefore have no experience. Our pool and spa operate with one Pentair VS pump and there’s a booster pump for the side cleaner. We have Pentair automation and use the ScreenLogic app to control the pool. During pool set up, they set up some Pool schedules for us:
1. Pool, at 2700 RPM, from 8 am - 5 pm
2. Pool low, at 1200 RPM, from 5pm - 8 am.
My question is: how can I override the Pool Low schedule to run at the normal Pool setting (2700 rpm) and, after that, return to the Pool Low setting for the rest of the night?

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to provide.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
4,596
NY
Hey Andres and welcome !! @Jimrahbe is our resident Pentair/automation guru. There are many others who may be around if he is busy for a while.

Just an FYI, pool low is probably good enough to skim your pool which is all you really need without a Salt Water Chlorine Generator, and its also good enough to activate the flow switch on most units if you do have a SWCG. 2700 RPMs uses 10X- 15X the power 1200 RPMs. Mine stays on 1200 RPM 24/7 and costs about $20 a month.
 

AndresV

New member
Sep 9, 2020
4
Houston
Hey Andres and welcome !! @Jimrahbe is our resident Pentair/automation guru. There are many others who may be around if he is busy for a while.

Just an FYI, pool low is probably good enough to skim your pool which is all you really need without a Salt Water Chlorine Generator, and its also good enough to activate the flow switch on most units if you do have a SWCG. 2700 RPMs uses 10X- 15X the power 1200 RPMs. Mine stays on 1200 RPM 24/7 and costs about $20 a month.
Thank you for your response and tips!
 
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Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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A,

I am not a fan of how they set up your schedule.. If this were my pool, I would set up the schedule like this...

Pool... 8 am until 8 am.. at the lowest speed you ever want to run.. Let's call that 1200 RPM (the same as your pool low)

Pool High (You can call this anything you want) at 2700 RPM You can schedule this if you want or just manually turn it on or off.. Let's schedule it from 8 am until 10 am..

So the Pool circuit is always on and your pump will run at 1200 RPM 24/7... unless your Pool High is turned on..

When the pump is told to run two speeds, as in Pool at 1200 and Pool high at 2700, it will always run the highest speed.

The way this would work so far is that the pool is on at 1200.. at 8 am the Pool High circuit comes on and the pump increases speed to 2700 until 10 am when the Pool high circuit turns off and the pump will go back to running at 1200.. If you manually turn on Pool high at say noon, the pump will run at 2700 until your turn it off, or the egg timer runs out.. Normally this is 12 hours, but you can make the egg timer be whatever you want.

Not trying to tell you to run your pump 24/7 or at any specific speeds, just trying to help you understand how the system works..

I see no reason for you to have to run at 2700 unless you just want too, or you have some water feature you want to run..

I have four basic speeds...

1200 RPM, where my pump runs most of the time..
1500 RPM , I call this Skim low.. it helps skim my pool a little better and runs a couple of times a day for an hour at a time.
2000 RPM, I call this Skim High.. I never use it for skimming, just to lazy to change the name, but it works well to make my pool have a lazy river feeling when using our floats.
2800 RPM, I use this when I run my waterfall...

See this page...


Thanks,

Jim R.
 

AndresV

New member
Sep 9, 2020
4
Houston
A,

I am not a fan of how they set up your schedule.. If this were my pool, I would set up the schedule like this...

Pool... 8 am until 8 am.. at the lowest speed you ever want to run.. Let's call that 1200 RPM (the same as your pool low)

Pool High (You can call this anything you want) at 2700 RPM You can schedule this if you want or just manually turn it on or off.. Let's schedule it from 8 am until 10 am..

So the Pool circuit is always on and your pump will run at 1200 RPM 24/7... unless your Pool High is turned on..

When the pump is told to run two speeds, as in Pool at 1200 and Pool high at 2700, it will always run the highest speed.

The way this would work so far is that the pool is on at 1200.. at 8 am the Pool High circuit comes on and the pump increases speed to 2700 until 10 am when the Pool high circuit turns off and the pump will go back to running at 1200.. If you manually turn on Pool high at say noon, the pump will run at 2700 until your turn it off, or the egg timer runs out.. Normally this is 12 hours, but you can make the egg timer be whatever you want.

Not trying to tell you to run your pump 24/7 or at any specific speeds, just trying to help you understand how the system works..

I see no reason for you to have to run at 2700 unless you just want too, or you have some water feature you want to run..

I have four basic speeds...

1200 RPM, where my pump runs most of the time..
1500 RPM , I call this Skim low.. it helps skim my pool a little better and runs a couple of times a day for an hour at a time.
2000 RPM, I call this Skim High.. I never use it for skimming, just to lazy to change the name, but it works well to make my pool have a lazy river feeling when using our floats.
2800 RPM, I use this when I run my waterfall...

See this page...


Thanks,

Jim R.
Hi Jim,
Many thanks - this is very helpful. Question: do you set these additional circuits with different speeds in the “Circuits” menu, or the “Feature Circuits” menu?
My best,
Andres.
 

Jimrahbe

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TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
19,495
Bedford, TX
Andres,

I use my PC for almost all my ScreenLogic programming.. The Screenshot above is from the PC..

If you use your phone, you will need to use the SLConfig app, under "Set Up IntelliFlo"

You can set it up via the little 3" display on the main panel, but it is harder to explain...

Let me know what you intend to use to set it up..

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

AndresV

New member
Sep 9, 2020
4
Houston
Andres,

I use my PC for almost all my ScreenLogic programming.. The Screenshot above is from the PC..

If you use your phone, you will need to use the SLConfig app, under "Set Up IntelliFlo"

You can set it up via the little 3" display on the main panel, but it is harder to explain...

Let me know what you intend to use to set it up..

Thanks,

Jim R.
Hi Jim,

I don’t have a PC (Mac user here) so I have now downloaded the ScreenLogic Config app.

Andres.