Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Time of day

  1. Back To Top    #1
    AV8TOR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Fort Worth TX

    Time of day

    What time of day do you do your filtration and robot operation? How long is your filter cycle? Your robot cycle? Just curious to hear what others do.

    I am new to in ground pools and we have the filter coming on late morning so the skimmers have had time to clean up the surface some and leave it on till early evening. Even with the boost pump off there is a little water flow to the robot to move it slowly around which can be in your way. I do like the idea of the filter running when you are in as you stir up the water.

    If you have not thought of this during this winter I set my pump cycle to come on during the late night, early morning when (at least here in Texas) the low temp sensor turns on the pump anyway. This way you save on electricity.
    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
    BBB all the way and tested with a TF100 kit
    Pool Calc user

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Cherie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Wylie, Texas

    Re: Time of day

    We run our pump 24/7 since we have a 2-speed and it costs very little to do so. I put our very old Aquabot Turbo in around 11:00 a.m. 1-2 times per week, and let it romp around all day, taking it out before dark, so I can clean in up and put it back away (it still doesn't get all the pool, but it's 100% less trouble than the Ranger we used last summer, which didn't get all the pool either). I turn the pump off when running the Bot, as per the instructions. A featherweight robotic sure would be nice!!
    32x16 buried Doughboy, 4' shallow - 7' deep
    Pentair Dynamo 1 hp, 2-speed - Pentair 150# SD40 w/zeolite (75#)
    One skimmer/two returns/Aquabot Turbo T2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts