Correspondingly, how many RPMs should my pool pump run at?
Suction cleaners typically run at around 2200-2400 RPM. Heaters require 20 to 40 Gallons Per Minute (GPM) so might run at around half speed or a little higher. You would probably want to run your Spa at up to full speed, 3450, for maximum effect.
Hereof, how do I turn on my pool pump Pentair Easytouch?
How do I manually start my Pentair pool pump?
To operate in Manual mode, press one of the four speed buttons and then press the Start/Stop button. The pump will run the assigned speed for that speed button. Speeds 1-4 can be programmed to run at a certain speed and for a duration of time once a speed button is pressed. Speeds 3 and 4 are Egg Timers by default.
However, it is important to note that a variable speed pool pump should ideally be running 24 hours a day to ensure proper and optimal water circulation. When your pool pump is not running, the water is sitting stagnant in your pool allowing bacteria to survive and grow.
With a variable speed pump a pool owner can circulate their water at lower flow rates for a more prolonged period of the day without added energy consumption. This study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory confirms that variable speed pumps are significantly more energy efficient than single speed pumps.
Variable-speed pumps can run as low as 600 RPM. The lower RPMs significantly reduce motor noise, making the variable-speed pump a far quieter option than that old single-speed. Set your timer to turn the variable-speed pump on at a low setting overnight to turn over your pool water during non-peak power hours.
Generally, I run my equipment at 1700 RPMs for 10 hours. I run this with the saltwater generator set at 50% for 10 hours. In my case, 1700 RPM’s is the minimum I can do to reliably activate the saltwater generator and filter the pool.