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    do you keep the pump running

    have my pool at shock level, was wondering if it makes a difference if I keep the pump running. plan on a oclt tomorrow am.
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    Re: do you keep the pump running

    When shocking the pool it is generally a good idea to leave the pump running all the time. However, doing so is not required just for an OCLT.
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    Re: do you keep the pump running

    thanks, going to keep it running
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    Re: do you keep the pump running

    Maybe we're crazy, and maybe it's just an artifact from when we had a pressure-driven pool cleaner, but we run our pump 24/7. If I have to replace the pump a bit more frequently than others, so be it (we've done so once in the 12 years we've had the pool).
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    Re: do you keep the pump running

    we run ours 24/7 also. don't know how much we would save on electric bill if we went to 12/12. People that put the pool in 20 some years ago said it was easier on the pump to run than the kickin on and off. dont really believe anyting they say anymore, but I don't know
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    Re: do you keep the pump running

    It is quite common for pumps to be run too much with residential pools. The only real damage is to your wallet but it helps insure a cleaner pool.
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    Re: do you keep the pump running

    Would be nice to save a few bucks but if it ends up more work and chems. to clean it up i don't think you would be that much ahead. think i"m going to run mine 24/7.
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    Re: do you keep the pump running

    reduced run time will not be more work out chemicals. Just back of the run time until the pool is not as clean as you like. Some members say they only run 4 hours per day ... that could be a lot of saved money from a full day.

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