My PB told me that he runs his pump 24/7 and his pump has been running for 16 years now. I think I will go ahead and run mine when up 24/7 also.
Pros- Less wear on pump. Off/On/Off/On
Pros- Cleaner Water
Cons- Little bit more money monthly
I got the article below of the internet. Give me your insight please! I know this has been discussed before. Any drawbacks other then money spent???
Run your swimming pool pump 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Yes, you read right; 24/7. The response I get from new clients when I tell them this is, “how much is that going to cost”? I’m going to explain how running your pump continuously will actually save you money in the long run.
By running a swimming pool pump continuously, the filter is able to do its job more efficiently. The filter is able to catch and trap more particles that are in the water which means less chemical usage, which saves money. I have new customers that come into my store looking for a quick fix to clear a cloudy or green pool. By the time they spend money on shock, algaecide, and clarifiers it would have been cheaper to run the pump 24/7. A lot of people try to run their pools only 10-12 hours a day. These are the swimming pools that have the most problems. By running your pool pump continuously it might cost $15-$30 per month more in electricity but you’ll save trips to the store to purchase chemicals that cost more than it would have if the pump ran 24/7. The biggest advantage is that by not having to fix cloudy or green water, your pool will always be ready to swim in, not work on.