So I've been reading through old threads regarding how long to run your pump per day, and now I'm totally lost.
Because I live in Canada, and have an indoor heated pool and spillover spa, with a SWG, I thought I had to run my pump 24/7 to keep the heat up in the water.
I have a Intellipro VS-3050 pump that I typically run at a constant 750 rpm (or speed 1). When I want the spillover effect, then I run it at 1500 rpm (or speed 2). I use speed 3 (2350 rpm) for my barracuda, and speed 4 (3450 rpm) when I want to run my jets in the hot tub.
As far as I can tell from the literature I've read on my pump, it typically pumps 160 gpm in speed 1.
Now tell me if I'm wrong, because math is certainly not my fortĂ©, but with a 10,000 gallon pool, I'd only need to run my pump for just over an hour to get the water to fully circulate.
How can my pool maintain its heat and get enough sanitization from the SWG in just an hour a day?
I'm keeping pool at a fairly constant 86Âș, and the room at 88Âș. It is necessary to keep it this warm due to the cold outside, and the fact that my son uses the pool for therapy (he's got Cerebral Palsy and is in a wheelchair), and anything colder in this weather would seize his muscles. Okay, and I like it that warm in the cold weather.
Thanks in advance for any insight you might be able to lend to this situation.
On another note, I have questions about my chemical levels, but I will post that in the appropriate place.