As the weather gets colder, I'd like to "close" my pool in Southern California. I've certainly noticed the reduced chemical requirements in the winter, but I'd like to run the pump less in the winter as well. Normally I target one full turnover a day during the summer. In the winter in Southern California, how low can I go on filtration? Will 1/4 a turnover a day be enough to circulate the chemicals I do add and to suck up the leaves and debris? I have a suction crawler that is always in place.
Currently I run filtration for ~16 hours at 15GPM if the solar isn't engaged. I'd love to bring that down to 3-4 hours a day, as our electric rates are pretty high.