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    What is a good run time?

    I have a SWCG and a 13,000 gal pool. I live in Los Angeles and electric rates actually went up 15% this year. What is a good run time? Can I split the time between day and night to save money, since we are on a tiered system? I have a two speed pump. When we run the pump during the day (especially in summer) we are paying about $220 a month just for the pool, so I'd love to get that cost down only if it won't effect water quality. ...welcome to CA, where everything costs more haha.


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    Re: Is there a better time to run the pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by nicpppardo
    Kind of piggy-backing off of this.. I have a SWCG and a 13,000 gal pool. I live in Los Angeles and electric rates actually went up 15% this year. What is a good run time? Can I split the time between day and night to save money, since we are on a tiered system? I have a two speed pump. When we run the pump during the day (especially in summer) we are paying about $220 a month just for the pool, so I'd love to get that cost down only if it won't effect water quality. ...welcome to CA, where everything costs more haha.


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    Re: Is there a better time to run the pump?

    Hello! At its highest, we were running it 8 hrs a day from 8-4 (as instructed by now-fired pool man!). Right now it is running 6 hrs from 9-3. I will be so excited if I can run this during non-peak hours! Haha. Thank you!!!


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    Re: Is there a better time to run the pump?

    9-3 ? Is this am or pm? I personally don't think anybody can give a solid answer on pump run time, too many variables come into play.

    The majority of my pump run time is at night for the cheaper electric rates. I also run for a couple of hours during the day. I have it on a timer that I can adjust as need be. Bottom line for me is what does my water look like. It's something you have to play with. I don't even get a whole turnover most of the time as long as my water is to my likeing.

    Just my 0.02


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    Re: Is there a better time to run the pump?

    Thanks for the info! Those times are 9am-3pm/8am-4pm. I definitely want great water, so if those times are best I will leave them be. However, if I can get away with running them later, I'd definitely like to try it from a cost perspective. Thank you!


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