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    Pump run 24 hours a day?

    How many people just allow their pumps to run 24 hours a day? I have a dual speed 1.5HP that I've been allowing to run 24/7 on low speed since April. I haven't bothered messing with seeing what happens with running 12 hours a day and I haven't even purchased a timer yet. Just curious on who else runs their pumps all of the time. I realize that various environmental conditions will call for different results based on run time. Some people may need to run their filters that much but most probably don't. Thanks!
    24' X 54" Sharkline Matrix AGP ~ 15,200 gallon
    1.5 HP Dynamo Dual Speed ran 24/7 at low speed w/250lb. SD60 Pentair Sand Filter
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    Re: Pump run 24 hours a day?

    I run mine 24/7.
    18'x48" AG
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    Sand Dollar Sand Filter w/ Zeobrite
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    Re: Pump run 24 hours a day?

    24 / 7 here as well.
    Jim

    Southern Frederick County, MD - Leisure Moroccan 38 Fiberglass Pool - 19,800 gallons
    Pentair 1.5 hp 2 speed pump - Cartridge filter - Dolphin robot - TF-100 Test Kit - SWCG

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    Re: Pump run 24 hours a day?

    Cool. At least I know that I'm not the only one. Thanks for the input.

    I think at some point I'm going to try the 12 hr run per day and see what happens. That is, when I'm not too lazy to get a timer set up.
    24' X 54" Sharkline Matrix AGP ~ 15,200 gallon
    1.5 HP Dynamo Dual Speed ran 24/7 at low speed w/250lb. SD60 Pentair Sand Filter
    Plumbed with PVC - buried.

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    Re: Pump run 24 hours a day?

    I run mine about 12 hours a day, but only because I have a 1.5 hp single speed pump. If I had a way to run it a low speed, I'd probably run it 24/7 as well.
    Greg R.

    12,000 gallon fiberglass in-ground, Aqua-Rite SWG, 1 HP single speed Hayward Super Pump, Hayward 200# top valve sand filter, 150K BTU Natural Gas heater, automatic cover, Blue Diamond robot, and lots of noodles.

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