I've read and received conflicting ideas about the proper amount of time to run a pump on the pool. Obviously, I know it depends on turnover, pump sizing, etc. My main question is whether it matters if the pump is run during daylight or pm hours.
I am on a time of use electricity rate plan and as of 7/1 I'll be paying a VERY high rate from 2-7 pm. (discounted the rest of the day)
Should the pump be running while the pool has direct sunlight? Or, can I offset my pump run time and leave it off during some or all of my high rate time period? My pool starts to receive shade by 5 pm and by 6 ish is nearly shaded.
My logic would tell me that direct sun would destroy the chlorine near the surface and if the pump wasn't running the water on the top would be more susceptible to algae...