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Thread: How long do you run your pump?

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    How long do you run your pump?

    I live in Georgia and have a SWG in a 35k gal gunite pool with a 2 HP pump/sand filter. I am wanting to maximize electricity efficiency without sacrificing a clean pool. How long should I run my pump? Should I just keep cutting back the time until my chlorine levels start to drop in order to determine it?

    Just curious!
    35,000gal /IG/Pebbletec/Sand/Pentair 2 HP single/2006/Taylor K-2005/Spa Slide & Waterfall/SWG/Polaris/Intellibrite 5g Color

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    SW Indiana

    Re: How long do you run your pump?

    I'd start by cutting back pump run time and increasing cell setting until you either can't maintain chlorine at 100% or you aren't keeping the water clean. Run the pump whenever the pool is in use too.

    Best run time may vary through the season, so it may not be a set it and forget it deal.

    Have you considered a variable speed pump to allow long run times at lower electrical usage? Depending on your rates, it may be a good investment.
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