Please bear with me since this is my first house with a pool. I've been running my pool pump for 10 hours a day this summer and from everything I've read (and been told) I can reduce the pump run time for fall and winter, correct? Here are my other questions:
1) If I reduce my pump run time, I'm assuming I will also need to increase my salt cell production percentage to keep my FC at my target level of 5? At 10 hours of run time and sufficient salt levels I can run my salt cell at 35% and keep the FC around 5.
2) How long each day should I run my pump during fall and winter (I live in South Louisiana and it doesn't get extremely cold here)?
3) What is the reason for being able to run your pump for less hours a day in the fall/winter? Is it just because it's colder outside and bacteria tends not to thrive as well?
4) Can I just maintain my pool through winter without actually "closing" it, since we have a spa and may want to use it during that time? Seems like a lot of works to close and "winterize" a pool if I can just maintain it through winter with minimal maintenance and cleaning.