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    How long should I be letting the pool run?

    How many hours a day should I be letting the pool filter run for? Since I opened my pool for the first time I've been running it 24/7 but hydro rates are high during the day. Any help would be great.
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    Re: How long should I be letting the pool run?

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    Re: How long should I be letting the pool run?

    This is one of the most common questions here. You can study the article posted above, or check out the previous discussions.
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    Re: How long should I be letting the pool run?

    Thanks for the help, this might be a stupid question but does the heater have to be off when the pool is not running. It's a Rheem gas or do I just lower the heater temperature?
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    Re: How long should I be letting the pool run?

    The heater should definitely be off when the pump isn't running. It has safety devices in it to insure it shuts down when there's no flow through it and if it's on a timer, the timer should have a firemans switch too.
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