Pool pump speed for 24/7 run during Texas freeze

Gtoledanes

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May 29, 2020
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I live in Houston, TX where there is one day freeze expected on Monday.

What’s the optimum low speed rpm I should set my pool pump to for the upcoming freeze to run 24/7? How long should I run it 24/7? Currently it runs at 2550 rpms. I have a pentair intelliflo vs. there is an auto run during freeze feature and is working well because I noticed the water features turn on below 35 F.

i have already changed the pool pump and
cleaner schedules to run 24/7.

I will also wrap the pipes up tomorrow and cover the equipment area with a tarp.

Hoping the electricity holds but have already read a few forum posts on what to do if it doesn’t.
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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G,

I run my IntelliFlo pump 24/7 all year long for less than $20 bucks a month, so a few days won't be a problem. Mine is running most of the time at 1200 RPM, but anything between 1200 and your 2550 should work just fine.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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MrsChz

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Sep 26, 2020
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Houston
Our pool builder set our “freeze protection“ setting to 1800 rpm. We don’t have anything fancy, everything is manual. So I just hit the button and it runs all night. But it’s set at 1800 rpm.
 

Jimrahbe

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If you have a heater 1800 would work better, but without a heater then 1200 is plenty... Heaters add a lot of backpressure to the plumbing and require faster speeds to move the same amount of water.

Jim R.
 
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