I just installed an additional filter in my water system (well water).
When it's backwashing (during regeneration) the flow of water is so
strong that my well pump has to go on without stop for about 25 min.
(instead of on and off as with any other cases) meaning the pump
doesn't pump enough water to offset water consumption by the filter.
My concern is about pump. What is better from the pump durability
point of view: to have pump work for 25 minutes without break or that
pump will go on and off every minute (25 times). In the last case at
least there is a break for the pump evry other minute.
Thanks in advance
Running a pump constantly that supplies the amount of water being used, is
easier on it and more efficient, than starting and stopping it constantly.
Current draw is highest when an electric motor is started.
A bigger concern is whether your well has the capacity to supply
that amount of water without drawing down excessively, exposing the inlet,
and sucking air. Running a pump dry is not recommended.
Then some pump companies overrate motors to be cheaper. For example they
may try to get 1/2 hp work out of a 1/3 hp motor, figuring that it will
not overheat if just run intermittantly. Then you start wondering how
long is too long.
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