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Thread: Filter

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    Good days everyone,

    Just a small question when is it better to run the filter? During the day or during the night? I understand the pool water has to cycle a few times but was curious as to when is better.

    Please and thank you
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    BoDarville's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Filter

    There's no difference as far as the filter is concerned - it will filter the same day or night.

    Absent any obvious debris that needs to be filtered/vacuumed out, I run my filter when adding chemicals. If you use liquid bleach/chlorine (like me), I would dose in the early evening when no sunlight is hitting the pool. Since the filter should be on when adding any chemical to the pool, I would run it for at least 30 minutes after the last chemical addition or as long as needed to keep the water clear and/or vacuum.

    Refer to this article to determine pump run time: Determine Pump Run Time
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