1. ## 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?

2. ## 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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4. ## 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?

5. ## 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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6. ## 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.

7. ## Re: Pump run time

Good plan.

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