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    This may be a dumb question...

    Should the water be tested with the pump on or off?
    Does it matter?
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    Re: This may be a dumb question...

    Always run the pump for at least an hour before you test and an hour after you add any chemicals.
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    Re: This may be a dumb question...

    Thank you!
    I just spent a week clearing up my pool and want to make sure that I test it properly to make sure I don't ever have to wake up to a green swamp again.
    This forum has been a life saver!

    Does it matter whether I run the pump at night? I currently run it for 5 hours between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.
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    Re: This may be a dumb question...

    Does not really make a lot of difference when you run the pump. There are slight advantages running in the day, but not worth the extra cost if electricity is cheapest at night.
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