Just put in a pool - roughly 20K gallons. We have a variable speed pump. Is there a suggested RPM level for times when the pool is in use vs. not in use?
Do most people run their pumps 24/7?
I run mine at two different speeds. I don't know the rpms, flow rate (gals per minute) was my measure. My weekday settings are:
1-3pm (65gpm): high enough to push water through solar heater and run the automatic vacuum.
6-10pm (45gpm): super low, but high enough that I can measure flow rate with the flow meter I installed.
Mine is tuned to turn over my water once. I wouldn't run during the day (peak electricity rates) except for the solar heating.
On weekends #1 is longer and #2 is shorter (weekends are all off-peak pricing).
i run mine on level 2 (1500 rpm) for 10 hours per day in the summer and 6 hours per day in the winter. every once in a while i turn it up to level 3 for a couple hours after i mow to get the grass clipping out faster.
my pool is 22,000 gallon gunite.