I clearly know that the filter must be running for the pool heater to be used. However, my confusion comes at the idea of convienience. My filter has an automatic on and off switch so I can set it for 10 hours and be done with it. But at the same time I am under the impression that an electric Heath pump needs to be on all the time for efficiency.
Also, my heat pump only has on and standby modes. Does anyone have experience with this type of heater? Do I run it for 10 hours a day only when the filter is running and then go out and manually turn it off along with the filter (seems obnoxious) or will the system automatically turn off when it detects the filter stop. I'm not seeing this clearly explained in the owners manual. All I'm seeing is the statement to have the both on at the same time.