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Variable Speed Pump Schedule
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Hi everyone,

I am a new pool owner and have spent the last couple days looking over the posts on this site. Seems like there are a lot of very knowledgeable people on here, so I thought I'd ask about a schedule for my new pool system.

I have a 60000 gallon salt water pool w/ heater. Here are the products I had installed:

Pump - Sta rite variable speed super max vs
Heater - Sta rite max e therm 200
Filter - Sta rite System 3 Modular Media Filter
Chlorine Generator - Intellichlor Electronic Chlorine Generator IC40

Currently the schedule is looking something like this

11am - 7pm : 2400rpm
7 - 11pm : 2700rpm
11pm - 4am: 3000rpm

If I'm not mistaken the heater requires 20gpm to operate.

As I stated, this is our first pool and any suggestions with regards to pump timing, speeds, etc.(or any other tips that you think would be of assistance) would be really appreciated.

Thanks to all that respond.

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You can to monitor your pool
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Tech, Pentair
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You can to monitor your pool at this time to verify if these settings will be ok for your pool, you may need to adjust along the way to confirm this will be suitable, if any changes need to be made, we can assist you with programming at 1-800-831-7133.

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Personally, I do not like to
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Personally, I do not like to have my pump off. Why do you have your max flow in the middle of the night when likely the pool is not in use? Consider something like 0700-1900 = 2400 RPM, 1900 - 2300 = 2700 RPM, 2300 - 0700 = 800 RPM (with heater programmed off).

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The reason for putting the
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The reason for putting the max flow in the middle of the night is because where I live, electricity is half the price during the night hours (7pm - 7am). It is most expensive during the 11am - 5pm time period and falls in between during the other hours of the day. As far as the RPMs are considered, I've read that the distance that your pump is from the skimmer and drains makes a difference as to how much power the pump must use. My pump, heater, etc. is approximately 50 feet from the drains (2) and 55 feet from the skimmer. I'm just looking to properly circulate enough water in the pool without needlessly paying extra for electricity by running my pump too often or at a level that is not necessary.

Thanks again for your response. I'd appreciate any other info/tips that you are willing to give.

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