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Thread: When should I run my pump?

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    Jul 2010
    Pt. Arthur, TX

    When should I run my pump?

    Let's say I've decided on a 12 hour cycle, should I run it to take advantage of the night time hours, the daytime (sunlight) hours, or a mixture?
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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: When should I run my pump?

    Noon to midnight and see how it works out for ya'. Just got in some more tripper switches for my timer to play with and split it up. Don't think I ran mine more than 8 hours a day last year till it got REALLY hot.
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    Mar 2009
    Charlotte, NC

    Re: When should I run my pump?

    2 x 6hr cycles, as far apart as possible, one of those cycles to start 1 hr prior to testing.

    Be sure you need 12 hrs, seem a bit much? A well balance pool needs 1 turnover per 24 hrs I think ( a few circumstances will require more & sometime you want to err on the safe side so a tad longer; also water temp, debris, sunlight hrs etc all affects this). How long does 1 turnover take w your equipment? The pros here can help you estimate that. Ask away
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