My next step towards a low maintenance pool is adjusting the pump timer. When we bought the house the timer was set to run from 8a to 8p, algae set in and I was advised to let them pump run 24/7. Not surprisingly the electrical bill went up. Now that I'm becoming better educated about the pool I've reduced the pump to 10 hours a day and I'm considering 8 hour cycles based on posts I've read here. Our pump is an older, single stage beast that's quite loud despite new bearings. Are there advantages/disadvantages to running the pump in one 8 hour blast versis breaking it up over the course of the day (ex: 4 2 hour cycles)? It would be nice to run it throughout the night for some or all of the daily cycle simply for noise reasons.