Swimming Pool : To those who have a vs, what speeds do you use? We have Pentair Superflo vs.
linda: To those who have a vs, what speeds do you use? We have Pentair Superflo vs.
glen: I don’t, but nice looking pool
linda: Thank you!! Our first, we bought the house 2 years ago. New liner and filter. Love our pool.
aron: Do you have a suction side cleaner? Or is your only suction the skimmer basket?
I’ve got a 21000 gallon pool, with a suction side cleaner and the skimmer basket. 2000 RPMs does really well for me with most of the suction directed at the cleaner. I did buy a skimdoctor and that helps in the skimmer basket with low flow
linda: Just the skimmer.
aron: Start at 1800 rpm and see how it does. If the pool stays clean, drop it 100-200 rpm every few days if it still looks good.
linda: aron, thank you!! What does the skim doctor do?
The lower the speed, the more efficient it is. At 2450 rpm, mine is 750 watts. At 2000, it’s 450 watts. At 1000, it’s 74 watts. 1000 is too low to really do anything except keep the pipes from freezing though.
jeff: I keep mine on 1.21 gigawatts
glen: Cool! Doing the math, your water gets turned over 32,000 times a day, so you only actually need to run the pump for four seconds or so.