I'm thinking of joining a program with my electric company that gives you cheaper rates for using electricity during "off peak" hours (I.E not during the sweltering hot hours when everyone has their air conditioning on). I've always run my filter during daytime hours when we are more likely to be in the pool which leads me to a few questions. Is there any reason that I should not run my pump overnight instead of during the day? I know you should run the filter for a while after adding chemicals, and it would actually probably work out nicer if I did that before bed. The only other reason I can think of to run it during the day is because my pool is hard to keep warm. Would it warm up better with the water circulating during the few hours that the sun isn't behind trees? Also, is there any reason I should have the pump on while people are in the pool?
on a separate subject...how long should I run my pump each day?