The VersaFlo Integrated Bypass allows for increased hydraulic efficiency when the heater is not fi ring. When the JXi heater is not firing, a flow gate in the bypass assembly is moved to the bypass position, allowing the water flow within the heater header to bypass the heat exchanger and return directly to the pool. Please note, when in the bypass position a small amount of water will still fl ow through the heat exchanger. When the heater is firing, the flow gate moves to heat position which directs water through the heat exchanger. When the heater is turned off, the bypass will remain in the heat position for approximately one minute before moving to the bypass position. When the flow gate is in the bypass position and water is bypassing the heat exchanger, the head loss through the heater is significantly reduced as illustrated in Figure 1.
To maximize energy savings, combine with an automation system and a variable speed filtration pump to reduce pump speed while flow is bypassing the heater. Use head loss chart below to determine the best flow rate or filtration run time to best optimize your water circulation system.