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Thread: How Many Hours per Day to Run Pump?

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    How Many Hours per Day to Run Pump?

    Just had inground pool installed and we had the PB over tonight to explain how everything works. He advised to leave the pump on 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. It is a Hayward Superpump 1HP for a 16 X 32 salt pool. I have friends that only run their pump about 12 hours per day. Can someone give me the scoop on pumping. Thanks.
    16 X 32 Vinyl. Hayward aqua rite salt system, T -15 cell. Hayward H250 gas heater, Hayward 1HP superpump.

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    Re: How Many Hours per Day to Run Pump?

    If this is a brand new plaster pool, you should leave the pump running 24/7 for the first few weeks.

    Long term you can cut way back on pump run time. See How to Determine Pump Run Time.
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    Re: How Many Hours per Day to Run Pump?

    It is a brand new vinyl lined inground. Thanks.
    16 X 32 Vinyl. Hayward aqua rite salt system, T -15 cell. Hayward H250 gas heater, Hayward 1HP superpump.

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    Re: How Many Hours per Day to Run Pump?

    With vinyl there is no need to keep the pump running all the time. Go ahead and cut it back to 12 hours a day and then adjust from there as described in the article I mentioned last time.
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