I currently only have the skimmer as a water pickup point. (i.e., no main drain. The drain line developed a leak and we plugged it and I have never bothered finding the leak. For all practical purposes, we seem to be able to operate ok with it.)
In that regard, pool builder guy said we need to run our pump 24 hours a day. Additionally, we have to replace the pump motor about every three years. Is that about normal? I would assume if we didnt run the pump 24/7 we would get longer life out of motor. (AO Smith Centuy Centurion CAT B2848 SF 1.65 VOLTS 230/115 AMPS SF 8.0/16.0
Assuming we dont really need to run it 24/7, what is best practice?