Return to the Pools & Spas Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Variable Speed Pump - suggested RPMs

Posted by nicho (My Page) on
Sat, May 26, 12 at 22:22

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?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Variable Speed Pump - suggested RPMs

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).


 o
RE: Variable Speed Pump - suggested RPMs

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Pools & Spas Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here