RPM Recommendations

atxjmy512

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I'm not really sure what RPM I should be running my filtration pump at. It's currently set at 2800 rpm (what the PB set it at earlier this year) and runs ~ 830am to 7pm. The water looks great but the electric bill does not (to be fair it never looks great during Summers / Early Fall in Central Texas). Thoughts?
 

mknauss

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How do you chlorinate your pool?
It does not appear you have a SaltWater Chlorine Generator. If not, then you need to run the pump at an rpm to skim the pool surface. Likely 1200 rpm or so should suffice, but you need to try it.
You then need to run the pump long enough to skim and clean the pool to your liking.
 

Jimrahbe

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512,

I run my IntelliFlo VS pump 24/7 at 1200 RPM most of the time. Doing this costs me less than $20 bucks a month.

I do this because I like making a little chlorine all the time and skimming all the time. (I have a saltwater pool, which makes its own chlorine)

While you could save some by going to a lower RPM, I would not think that 2800 for less than 12 hours would be a huge part of your electrical bill.

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Lineman7

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I don't really see your pump contributing much to the bill. I run my pump 24/7 @ 1750rpm during peak months. Now its at 1750 from 10a-6p now that fall is upon us and my water is already 69f.
 

atxjmy512

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Mar 19, 2022
214
Austin, Texas
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
How do you chlorinate your pool?
It does not appear you have a SaltWater Chlorine Generator. If not, then you need to run the pump at an rpm to skim the pool surface. Likely 1200 rpm or so should suffice, but you need to try it.
You then need to run the pump long enough to skim and clean the pool to your liking.
I add liquid chlorine daily. Sounds like there's not magic RPM - it's based on personal preference for surface / water cleanliness and you run it as low as you can to meet that standard. Sound right?
 
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atxjmy512

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Mar 19, 2022
214
Austin, Texas
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
512,

I run my IntelliFlo VS pump 24/7 at 1200 RPM most of the time. Doing this costs me less than $20 bucks a month.

I do this because I like making a little chlorine all the time and skimming all the time. (I have a saltwater pool, which makes its own chlorine)

While you could save some by going to a lower RPM, I would not think that 2800 for less than 12 hours would be a huge part of your electrical bill.

Thanks,

Jim R.
Perhaps my AC is running more than i think then. But good to know - your weather and electric costs can't be terribly different than mine.
 
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