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    Pump run time

    How long should I be running the pump on my new system? I do not the exact GPH without looking it up. So a general answer is fine. How many turn overs of water per day?
    14,000 gallons
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    1.5HP 19" sand filter
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    Re: Pump run time

    One turn of water a day is a good starting point, though you can probably do with less than that. There is a good article on figuring out your ideal pump run time in Pool School.
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    Re: Pump run time

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    14,000 gallons
    sand filter
    AG
    1.5HP 19" sand filter
    6-29-12 installed

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    Re: Pump run time

    Found it. OK check my math here

    I have a 14,000 gallon pool. A 1.5HP pump (nothing says its gpm) but as far as I can estimate based on similar pumps is 60-80gmp. Lets estimate on the low side. 60.
    14000/60 = 233.33 minutes of run time. Divide that by 60 minutes in an hour 3.8 hours.

    I plan to run it 6 hours a day. Probably in 2, 3 hour timer sessions.

    Does this seem logical for a 24' x 52" round pool?
    14,000 gallons
    sand filter
    AG
    1.5HP 19" sand filter
    6-29-12 installed

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    Re: Pump run time

    You can not read the gpm for your pool of a chart. It is a function of your plumbing and equipment ... And not simple to calculate.

    Just run your pump for 6 hours if you like and if it does not seem clean enough then up the time. Flow rate is generally not very important

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    Re: Pump run time

    OK then I think I will start with 12 hours and reduce it, better than sorry. I hate to use it to little and have to work backwards.
    14,000 gallons
    sand filter
    AG
    1.5HP 19" sand filter
    6-29-12 installed

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    Re: Pump run time

    Good plan.

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