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Thread: Summer escape pool- how long to run pump

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    Summer escape pool- how long to run pump

    Hi all,
    Just joined the site!
    I'm a new pool owner of a 12x30 Summer escape pool. Im wondering if I need to run the pump 24/7 once I've set it up and added chemicals... I've heard the standard pumps that come with them are well... Cheap and not great. so I'm afraid it won't keep up with it. Would I be better off getting a different pump? If so what one? There's so many out there! It's very overwhelming.

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    Re: Summer escape pool- how long to run pump

    Hello and welcome to TFP! Generally we don't recommend running the pump 24/7. You can read more here on the Pool School - Determine Pump Run Time page. Our biggest concerns are running the pump long enough to mix chemicals, vacuum, and remove surface debris. Other than that, the pump can rest as long as the water looks clear. Adjust the run time to what seems to work best for your pool based on the conditions where you live. Nice to have you with us.
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    Re: Summer escape pool- how long to run pump

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