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Thread: Run times for pool cleaners

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    AV8TOR's Avatar
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    Dec 2008
    Fort Worth TX

    Run times for pool cleaners

    I have a Letro Legend pool cleaner that came with the pool when we bought the house las November. It has been on a run cycle of half of the filter run time. I was curious what run times do you have your cleaners on? I am thinking of taking it off automatic timer and just using it on demand because the pool floor is not getting much debris settling down to it.

    Another question is do you remove the cleaner when you swim?

    16,000 gal IG Double Roman Plaster Pool (16yrs - plaster redone 2014)
    Pentair FNS-48 DE filter with WhisperFlo 2HP single speed pump
    Polaris 280 robot
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    Feb 2008
    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Run times for pool cleaners

    I let mine run the entire time that the pump is running but I don't have the option of changing the run time for my cleaner independent of my pump as you do. It sounds like you could go to using it on demand since your pool stays pretty clean. Of course, it could be that your cleaner is doing just enough to keep things perfect for you. You will notice soon enough whether this is the case.

    We swim with our cleaner connected and running usually, but only because I don't want to bother with disconnecting it so much. If we have a party or more than just a couple of folks in the water though, I will take it out.
    10K gallon IG gunite with waterfall; Pentair CC320P filter; WhisperFlo 2 HP pump
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    Re: Run times for pool cleaners

    Every pool is different so YMMV! I run my pressure side cleaner (Zodiac Mars) for 1-3 hours a day, depending on the time of year. My pool is small and in a screen room with a lot of trees outside the screen room so I don't get any leaves or big stuff but at certain times of the year I get a LOT of small stuff from the trees that falls through the screens. I don't bother to take it out unless I have a lot of people using the pool.

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    Jul 2007
    Lake Of The Ozarks, Missouri

    Re: Run times for pool cleaners

    I have a Letro Legend with booster and it is set to run 2 hours a day (EasyTouch) and this worked well for my pool...last year was the first year for my pool and will be opening next week.

    14,000 gallon, in ground, plaster, free form, play pool.
    Sta-Rite Max-E-Glass with a 1.5 hp Emerson motor
    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
    In floor Polaris cleaning system
    Blue Diamond robot for those after storm days when I can't wait overnight for the in floor to clean it.

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