I just bought a house with a pool:
16 X 32 FT
AVG depth - 6ft
1 HP pump
So I have been running the pump 24/7 for about a week. I just opened the pool 5 days ago, after it being closed for 4years.
It was cleaned out and acid washed after that.
I have been back-washing the DE filter when the pressure gauge is above 18 as directed by the pool tech that did the acid washing.
So I have read that you can turn off the pump after you figure out how long the pump needs to run to turn over the water. So maybe after 12hrs of running?
Also can you turn off the pump if you have Chlorine tabs in the Skimmer basket?