Moreover, how do you set a Pentair pool pump to run continuously?
Secondly, how should I program my variable speed pool pump?
Is it better to run pool pump at night?
Running the pump at night should only be when you are doing a major chemical treatment such as algae clean-up. Your pool is more vulnerable during the day, plants don’t grow at night the way they do during the day–that’s true of ALL plants including Algae.
The size of your pool, the efficiency of your pump and filter, and how dirty your pool is are just some of the factors you need to consider. Nevertheless, most pool cleaning professionals would advise against running a pool pump for more than 8 hours a day.
The best time to run your pool pump is during the warmest hour of the day; however, keep in mind that this means you will have higher energy consumption, which may lead to an increase in your electric bill. If you want to save on your energy costs, you can run your pool pump at night to avoid peak hours.
How to Set the Date/Time on the Pentair Intelliflo
- From the home screen, press the “Menu” button.
- Use the Up or Down Arrows to cycle to “Settings”
- Press “Select”
- Cycle to “Date/Time”
- Press Select.
- You will see the factory default Date, press “Select” again to edit.
Run the pump for 8 hours, every 24 hours. You can also pause in between; there is no need to run it continuously. Ideally, after you shock the pool, be sure to run the pump at night and during non-peak hours, to save on your energy bills.