Thursday, January 4, 2018

Why the FlowVis Flow Meter is the Best Investment you can Make for Your Swimming Pool

The FlowVis Flow Meter is a revolutionary flow meter for your swimming pool. A flow meter is a device used to measure the amount of water passing through your pools filtration system, usually measured in Gallons Per Minute GPM) here in the US and Liters Per Minute (LPM) in other parts of the world. Knowing you pool's exact flow rate is important if you want to maximize your energy savings and set your pool to run less each day.

Basically you need to get one cycle of water through your pool's filtration system each day. This is all of the water in the pool passing through the pool filter and then back out into the pool again. This will ensure that any bacteria or viruses are filtered out and this also makes sure the pool water stays clear and balanced. Running your pool less than one cycle per day could mean cloudy water and possibly unsafe swimming conditions. Running your pool longer than needed will result in wasted energy and a higher electric bill every month. So setting your pool to run just one cycle each day is optimal. Without a flow meter you are just guessing and estimating your pool's run time. With a flow meter you will get an exact number which in turn will allow you to save money each month and have a safe to swim pool everyday.

The FlowVis Flow Meter is an ideal product if you have a variable speed pump and want to maximize your energy savings. The FlowVis will give you the exact flow rate of your pool water so that you can set your Variable Speed Pump (VS Pump) RPM to the desired run time to get one cycle of water through your filter and back into your pool each day. Because the different RPM settings will allow more or less water to flow through the filter depending on the setting, it is really very difficult to just estimate the amount of flow at each RPM accurately. So the FlowVis Flow Meter will take the guess work out of setting your VS Pump.

The FlowVis is fairly easy to install and does not require any particular length of straight pipe in front or behind it. It can be installed anywhere on your equipment plumbing except directly in front of an In-Line 3” Tablet Chlorinator. So finding the perfect spot for the FlowVis on your pool equipment is very easy – you can pretty much install it wherever you have the space. They also sell a Retro-Fit kit that will screw right in the where your existing Jandy, Hayward or Praher Check Valve sits. Simply remove the screws and the Check Valve face and insert the FlowVis Retro-Fit right into that spot. It couldn't be easier and the FlowVis will act in the exact same way as the Check Valve you removed. It is designed as dual purpose product, it checks the pool flow and will close just like a Check Valve when the pool turns off.

Key Features
  • Installation flexibility; installs horizontally, vertically, or even upside-down
  • Can be installed right next to other plumbing fittings such as elbows with no effect on accuracy
  • 97.9% across the entire model range
  • NSF 50 Level 1 for eight different FlowVis® models
  • Doubles as a check valve (1.5", 2", 2.5" models)
  • Clear, easy-to-read scale in GPM or optional LPM with key velocity points (FPS)
  • Installs quickly and easily with no calibration required
  • Manufactured in the USA
  • 15-year design life, 3-year warranty
  • Models available for Metric pipe sizes from DN40 to DN100
  • The industry's most respected and reliable flow meter

To see other videos on the FlowVis Flow Meter:
FlowVis® Flow Meter - H2flow Review & Overview:
FlowVis® Flow Meter Retrofit Kit Installation Guide:
FlowVis® Flow Meter - Plumbing in the Complete Valve:
FlowVis Flow Meter to Set Your Pool Pump Run Time:
How to Install a Pentair SUPERFLO® VS Pump: Plumbing in the Pump:
Pentair SUPERFLO® VS Variable Speed Pump Operating and Programming:
Variable Speed Pump RPM, Watts and Run Time EXAMPLES: Featuring Jandy iQPUMP01:

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