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    Running the pump

    Quick question

    How long do you guys run your pump and what RPM?

    I have no debris that falls in the pool but I do have a sweep.

    Pool temp now 59, summer temp 87.

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    Re: Running the pump

    We are all different. In summer, some only 4/6 hours per day. Most don't have VS pumps, although there are many. I'd say 2000-2500 RPM on avg. I run lower with a VS Pump, something like 1750 on avg.
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    Re: Running the pump

    If you are trying to determine how long to run your pump, then I would suggest reading this:
    Pool School - Determine Pump Run Time

    And for more detail, read this: http://consensus.fsu.edu/FBC/Pool-Ef...on_systems.pdf
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    Re: Running the pump

    Pool school explains it best. I still have a single speed pump and do 4 hours in the evening and have had no problems.
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    Re: Running the pump

    Excellent! Thank you!

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