Variable Speed Pump- HELP

veneanz

Active member
May 21, 2019
33
Celina, Texas
We are one year out from our build. We have always had issue with our water features hitting the wall. When we turn the pump up, it takes from the spa and then eventually the spa stops running. We’ve cleaned the filters twice this year, it’s not that. Our PB is no help! I just want our water features and spa to flow properly. Thoughts? Not sure if you can tell by the photo...middle feature is hitting the wall and right is flowing over a tad.D6F1C676-7075-4304-84E6-5D9330F88604.jpeg
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
19,437
Bedford, TX
V,

What most people don't understand about having a lot of water features, is that they can take massive amount of water flow for them to work the way you want them to look.

Help us our here and complete your pool's signature so we have an idea what you are working with...

If you have a dinky pump running at full speed, it may not have enough flow to support more than one feature at a time.

What pump or pumps do you have???

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

veneanz

Active member
May 21, 2019
33
Celina, Texas
V,

What most people don't understand about having a lot of water features, is that they can take massive amount of water flow for them to work the way you want them to look.

Help us our here and complete your pool's signature so we have an idea what you are working with...

If you have a dinky pump running at full speed, it may not have enough flow to support more than one feature at a time.

What pump or pumps do you have???

Thanks,

Jim R.
Pentair VS. I’ll post a pic.
 

mknauss

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TFP Expert
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May 3, 2014
33,301
Laughlin, NV
I moved your information to the Signature block.
Your pictures show three pumps. You only listed one. What are the other two for?
 

veneanz

Active member
May 21, 2019
33
Celina, Texas
Good question. I don’t know. I don’t see any details in my paperwork. I do remember asking and he said it was Jandy brand for valves, blower and water features.
 

guinness

Well-known member
May 3, 2019
553
California
I can't make out the actual labels on the pumps, only Boost-Rite Booster Pump (LA-MS05). Is the IntelliFlo VSF numbered 011056? The Jandy FloPro should have a model number starting w/ FHPM.
 

Jimrahbe

Mod Squad
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Jul 7, 2014
19,437
Bedford, TX
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That is a pressure side cleaner, not a robot, but that has nothing to do with your problems..

Forgetting about your waterfall wall and just looking at your spa overflow... It appears to me that your IntelliFlo pump has to send water to your pool returns, as well as some yet unidentified place, plus the spa overflow... That is a lot of water, so the first question is.. What speed is your pump running when in the pool mode..

Show me the following ScreenLogic screenshot..


Or at least tell me what speed the IntelliFlo runs in the pool mode..

We also need better pics of the valves that are associated with the water feature pump.. I assume it sends water to your waterfall wall. If not, what does it send water to?? We need to be able to see what position the handles are in.. Step back a couple of feet.

Thanks,

Jim R.