So ... I heard (basically) that the pump needs to run (roughly) the same number of hours the sunlight is out. Maybe a little bit less. But then I read on here that it could just be a few hours a day. Which is it... well, I'm curious your thought based on this situation.
I like Oscar (our cleaner) to run mid-afternoon so the pool is crystal clear when I come home from work. He's on for a few hours, I think. But the pump is currently running from roughly 9a to 7p. I like the pump running in the evening because I like to see the water move. And its convenient to have it run from 5 - 10p because if I add chemicals in the evening then they are evenly distributed for use throughout the pool over night. So what schedule are you guys running to get the cleaner working, daytime runtime and chemicals added?
Is it okay to run it only from 3p to 10p and not have the water moving during the hottest time of the day when the pool is getting the most sunlight? Should I try running two schedules?