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    Intex 2100gph pump- how many hours a day

    I've always ran my other pumps with different pools 24/7 during pool season. I've had this Intex 22' pool for three years and see that it has a timer, and I've read some on here about recommendations for use, but the posts I read had smaller pools.

    This pool water will see about 5 bathers for 90 minutes a day all summer. I was thinking about running it from 2 pm to 2 am. Any others suggestions?

    What does it even cost to run it all month I wonder? I'm just trying to keep an eye on electricity in the summer months- sometimes it runs up there.
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    Re: Intex 2100gph pump- how many hours a day

    I would start at 6 hours a day and move it up from there if needed. Filters keep debris cleaned from the pool. As long as the pool looks clean it is clean. Don't confuse a filters job of keeping algae out of the pool. Keeping algae out of the pool is a chemistry function. Proper maintenance of chlorine is what keeps algae out of the pool.
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    Re: Intex 2100gph pump- how many hours a day

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    I would start at 6 hours a day and move it up from there if needed. Filters keep debris cleaned from the pool. As long as the pool looks clean it is clean. Don't confuse a filters job of keeping algae out of the pool. Keeping algae out of the pool is a chemistry function. Proper maintenance of chlorine is what keeps algae out of the pool.
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    Re: Intex 2100gph pump- how many hours a day

    Thanks! That's kinda what I was thinking. A little hard headed though, had pools for 14 years and only last year slowed down enough to pay attention to what the heck I was doing!
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