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Thread: Pump run time to circulate chlorine / acid

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    Phoenix, AZ

    Pump run time to circulate chlorine / acid

    How long and at what RPMs should I run my pump to circulate these chemicals throughout the pool? I typically add my liquid chlorine / muriatic acid after the sun gets off my pool, around 6-630pm.

    I have an Intelliflo Variable Speed Pump which has the convenient "quick clean" button, which runs the pump for a programmed amount of time and RPMs. I have it set at 2500 RPM for 30 minutes, but am wondering if this is overkill for this purpose. My pool is 30k gallons with pop-outs, so instead of pouring in front of a return, I pour the chemicals into the deep end of the pool (9 feet).

    Thanks in advance!
    Phoenix, AZ | 30,000 Gallon Pebble-tec pool + attached spa | Hayward cartridge filter | Pentair Intelliflo Variable Speed Pump | In-ground pop-outs | Taylor K-2006 Test Kit

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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Pump run time to circulate chlorine / acid

    Generally we recommend running the pump for at least 30 minutes to mix in the chemicals. That quick clean sounds about right to me.

    Pouring into the deep end with a jet, I would highly recommend running a brush a few times to be sure the chemicals do not settle.
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