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    Run Pump 24/7 or let it rest?

    Hi --

    Just wondering what you all recommend as far as how much you run your pumps. When the pool chemistry is healthy, do you turn it off any?

    Thanks
    22,400 gal; in-ground gunite rectangle, vinyl liner; 3.5'-8' depth; Chlorine; auto cover; Hayward Pump and Sand Filter; Hayward Electric Heatpro; diving board; 3 sidewall fountains; open mid May thru mid October; built 2011; Taylor K-2006C FAS-DPD Test Kit

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    Re: Run Pump 24/7 or let it rest?

    In most cases it is not necessary to run the pump 24/7. Only long enough to mix chemicals, vacuum, and pull debris from the surface into the skimmer. You can learn more on the TFP Pool School - Determine Pump Run Time page.
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    Re: Run Pump 24/7 or let it rest?

    Short answer is you can probably get away with 4 to 5 hours a day long answer is depends on the pool and the owner. If 10 people reply you will probably get 8 different answers.

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    Re: Run Pump 24/7 or let it rest?

    Thanks! Not sure how I missed that part of Pool School....
    22,400 gal; in-ground gunite rectangle, vinyl liner; 3.5'-8' depth; Chlorine; auto cover; Hayward Pump and Sand Filter; Hayward Electric Heatpro; diving board; 3 sidewall fountains; open mid May thru mid October; built 2011; Taylor K-2006C FAS-DPD Test Kit

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    Re: Run Pump 24/7 or let it rest?

    TFP overload. It happens to all of us. Smoke starts coming out of our ears sometimes.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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