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    slawton's Avatar
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    Will pool pump burn itself out?

    I've been shocking due to an algae issue and I have been running my pump/filter non-stop 24/7 for 3 days straight.

    I just don't see how I can keep circulating the bleach and moving the algae thru the system without doing so.

    I have the 2,000 gph Intex SWG (not running the generator), just the pump.

    Is this okay to do, or will I burn up this pump soon?

    Also, is it necessary when shocking to run the pump 24/7?
    Pool Size/Type: 12' x 24' x 52" Intex AG Rectangular Pool
    8,400 gallons
    Filter Type: SWG combined with a 2,000 GPH pump

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    Re: Will pool pump burn itself out?

    24/7 hurts nothing but your wallet.

    Yes, you should keep it running while you shock.
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    Re: Will pool pump burn itself out?

    That's for sure!

    Thanks for the response though.
    Pool Size/Type: 12' x 24' x 52" Intex AG Rectangular Pool
    8,400 gallons
    Filter Type: SWG combined with a 2,000 GPH pump

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    Re: Will pool pump burn itself out?

    I have run my Hayward Northstar 24/7 365 days a year for 5 years non-stop. And yes, it did lose its bearings in the end. I think that you will be safe for a couple of years, or until your algae disappears which I hope will be sooner. I have just replaced it, by the way, with a Pentair Intelliflo and I am down to 19 hours per day but using only 200W or less. Just need to decide what plane to buy next on the savings.

    Ian
    27,000 gal liner pool. Hayward S360SX 36" sand filter, Dolphin Dynamic robot cleaner, Dolphin Supreme M4 pool cleaner, Aquatemp FT40Kst 3 phase Heatpump, Pentair IntelliFlo VF 3.2KW pump, Aquamatic Hydromatic safety pool cover, Autopilot Pool Pilot Digital SC-60 salt water generator. 2 Inch piping throughout.

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