Pentair VS Superflo

Adamphotoman

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Aug 18, 2018
252
Dieppe New Brunswick
I currently run the pump @ 2700 from 9:am to 12 noon. Then drop it down to 1500 for the next 9 hours. The last 12 it runs @ 1300 until 9 in the morning. Except for when the filter is freshly backwashed, the heater won't come on @ 1300. The morning is when I test and add liquid chlorine, so I like the higher speed to get it circulated. I usually fold back the cover and slowly poor over the return in the deep end.
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
Grant..

Pump run time and speed is all up to what works best for you and your pool...

Your schedule looks great to me.. :thumleft:

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Oly

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Jun 28, 2017
1,618
Fresno, CA
I too have the SuperFlo VS. Price is good, runs quietly and am pleased with the unit. My pool system is simple so it's a good fit for me.
Programing the unit is easy but is limited having only three options for the run times. It does also have the Quick Clean button setting that I like. My #1 starts at 2400 for 2 hrs, #2 at 1300 for 7 hrs and #3 finishes at 2400 for 2 hours. I have disabled the priming setting.
The unit is off at night and I set my quick clean at 2500 for 45 mins if I want to polish the surface or mix chems when off or on set #2. I also adjust my operating times down in the winter months.
 

Adamphotoman

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Aug 18, 2018
252
Dieppe New Brunswick
My season is roughly 4 months, and I bring the pump indoors for the winter. My pump is about 2 feet above pool water level. If it turns off, the water slowly drains back into the pool. My solution is to let it run 24/7, but if I do want to manually shut it off, I shut the valves to the skimmer and main drain. When I turn it back on I immediately have water flow.I never run it faster than 2700. That is my prime speed and also my quick clean speed.
 

Jimrahbe

Mod Squad
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Jul 7, 2014
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Bedford, TX
Grant,

If the water drains out when the pump is off, you have some type of air leak... Water should not drain back into the pool..

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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