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    Jun 2016

    Run pump while swimming or not?

    hello all! just a quick question for anybody?
    i have read multiple answers for this, but am i supposed to run pump during swim time/people in pool?
    i guess i just assumed so seeing how people moving around in the pool would kick up debris for the pump to filter? i just want to make sure im using my equipment correctly.
    any advice would be great! thanks
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    Apr 2013
    Sacramento, CA

    Re: Run pump while swimming or not?

    Your call, some do some don't. If your pool is sanitized and filtered it really isn't necessary. I usually run the waterfall. My pump is running during most of the day either filtering or running the solar.
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    May 2015
    Land O Lakes, FL

    Re: Run pump while swimming or not?

    There is no specific need to. The pumps primary job is to circulate water and to move it through the filter. The 1st part of that happens on its own with people in the water. The 2nd part can happen on the next cycle.

    Some run their pumps during swimming due to water features that they may have like water falls or bubblers.

    In my case, the way my pool is setup. Since bather load adds chlorine demand and when the pump is on, it is generating chlorine with the Salt Water Chlorine Generator, if at the time we are swimming, the pump is not scheduled to run, I may turn it on so that it generates some extra Chlorine.

    I also have bubblers and waterfalls that we may like to have on.
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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Re: Run pump while swimming or not?

    Same as above, I like to make chorine when it's needed, so pump runs are daytime.
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    Jun 2015

    Re: Run pump while swimming or not?

    If the sun is out my solar is on and the pump is running. Chances are we are also in the pool .

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