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Thread: How long to run my pump !

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    How long to run my pump !

    I have a 15 x 48 intex pool with a intex 16'' 2650 gph sand filter ( i am sure it doesnt put out the rated GPH and thanks to finding this site it is now crystal clear ! Now i would like to keep it that way so i have a couple questions .

    #1 How long should i run the pump each day ( i am not trying to be cheap i will run it as long as needed)

    #2 Is it better to run it at night or during the day
    Steve Frakes
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    Re: How long to run my pump !

    #1 There's an article in pool school about adjusting your run time. The recommended procedure is to start at about 8 hours a day and reduce the run time over time until you're either happy or it starts getting cloudy then bump the time up a little.

    #2 I like to split the run time so it runs a little during the day and the most at night. However, if you have tiered electric rates, there's nothing wrong with running it all at night.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: How long to run my pump !

    Thanks Dave,

    I have always in the past ran it at night and then anytime we are in it during the day So i might just stick with the same routine.
    Steve Frakes
    15' X 48'' Intex Metal Frame
    Intex Sand Filter 16'' 2650 GPH
    Taylor K-2006 Test Kit
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