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    Pool run times

    I have been looking into my pool run times. I have had various suggestions from 12 Hrs to 4 Hrs and split times. Can I have some suggestions on the split times, When I finaly get my water ballanced I am going to try 4Hrs. What times should I run the pump and as has been suggested run it 1Hr at night as this is the best time for the chlorine to work, and should this be included in the 4Hrs.
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    Re: Pool run times

    Have you read the article in Pool School?

    Does not really matter when you run it.
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    Re: Pool run times

    Yes I read the article in pool school, I was just wondering if it was better or worse to run the pump when the sun is hottest. and is their a benifit in running the pump for an hour at night
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    Re: Pool run times

    From a water filtering standpoint, it does not matter when you run it. If you want to cool the temperature of your water and you have aerating features (e.g., waterfall, fountains) then running it at night or in the very early morning will provide some cooling effect. The cooling effect is more dramatic if the humidity is low.
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    Re: Pool run times

    One possible advantage of splitting run times is to help skim stuff before it sinks. It would also even out the FC supply some.
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    Re: Pool run times

    Quote Originally Posted by BoDarville
    From a water filtering standpoint, it does not matter when you run it. If you want to cool the temperature of your water and you have aerating features (e.g., waterfall, fountains) then running it at night or in the very early morning will provide some cooling effect. The cooling effect is more dramatic if the humidity is low.
    Also, aerating in the heat of the day will result in slightly more evaporation than if you run during the cooler parts of the night / morning.
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    Re: Pool run times

    I run my pump fairly high for an hour in the morning to move the vac around and skim the surface, then I run it low in the afternoon.
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