When to start cleaner?

coog61

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Nov 6, 2009
89
Richmond, TX
How long should I wait to start the pressure side cleaner after the pool pump has come on? I have seen between 30 min and 1 hour.

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Bama Rambler

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Jun 22, 2009
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SouthWest Alabama
I'd say a few minutes. The object is to wait long enough that the main pump is moving water and has built enough pressure to supply the booster pump with enough flow that it doesn't starve it.
 

coog61

Well-known member
Nov 6, 2009
89
Richmond, TX
I'm running the Pentair VS at 2,500 RPM for 10 hrs/day. What is the minimum speed the VS should run at for the cleaner to also operate?
 

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