I've been running my pump 24/7 to recover from a cloudy/algae mess when I bought my house/pool and moved in last week. Now the water is clear and stable. I've been running it either all day, or all night. I just ordered a set of the pointers for the pool and vac timers so I can automatically trigger the pumps to run (they were missing). I'm thinking about trying the pool-school recommended 4 hours a day- so should I do 2 hours during the day and 2 at night? What about the pool vac? I could use some pointers.
The pool is outside with lots of trees nearby and even overhanging, so lots of leaves get into the pool. Also after a night with the pump off, the surface is loaded with bugs.