New pool owner with a pump runtime question. The pool was just filled and pumps started last Friday the 3rd. I was told to run the pumps 24/7 for a while and its now been almost a week and I want to put the pumps onto a schedule and not kill my electric bill.
I could use some ideas on how much and for when the pump should be running:
Info would be:
11,500 gal vinyl with SWG
1hp Hayward Tri-star 2 speed pump
Hayward S244T sand filter and it runs showing a steady 20psi
The pump/filter are about 5 feet below the pool surface water level and 20' from the pool. Have 2 skimmers, 2 main drains, 4 returns. The water thus far looks fairly good but is a bit more cloudy than I'd like. Water analysis showed pretty good upon startup. Added salt to 3200ppm, increased alkalinity a bit, and just added stabilizer yesterday.
Any input would be helpful. Thanks.