Thoughts on running pump 24/7

csconner

Bronze Supporter
May 8, 2020
103
Nashville, Tn
Pool Size
9500
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-20
I run my vsf 24/7/365 @950 RPM @57 watts (@650 RPM when SWG is not needed) SWG is happy @9%, Venturi skimmer is happy, momma is happy!
 

Zaffor

Well-known member
Sep 27, 2019
158
Miami
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Zaffor, adjust your pump speed to whatever is needed to keep the SWG flow switch active. Mine is only 1050 RPM. And that is 63 Watts! I run 24/7/365.
I also have to keep my spa overflowing into the pool. When I lower speed too much I get a weak overflow or I have to close my pool return valve more flowing very little through them. (i have 2 full sides that overflow into the pool). Im not far off at 1350 which gets me 28gpm. I could probably drop to 1300 and save a few watts but were probably talking a savings of less than 2$. If it was pool only I think I could get away with closer to 1000rpm
 
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