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    Running Filter How Long

    24ft AG. Do I need to run the filter 24-7? We are rural and get boatloads of bugs at times n frogs around at night...just wondering
    live in Middle TN
    AG 24ft round pool (installed mid Aug 2011)
    Sand filter 2.0 hp 2 speed
    Using Perma Salt Ionizer with non chlorine shock or potassium monopersulfate
    Using Lamotte color q testing with liquid reagents and digital readout

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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Running Filter How Long

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    Aug 2013
    south east Arizona

    Re: Running Filter How Long

    heh - I am rural too I know the feeling. no lights in my pool, they attract too many bugs.

    I run my little toy pump between 6 and 8 hours presently, but I have a cover on the pool most of the time. I adjust times for whatever is working. over the winter 2 or 4 hours was plenty. when I first started cleaning the gunk off the bottom last month, I ran it 24 hours for a few days.
    somewhere around 6,800 gal 18 x 4 foot round Intex Ultra Frame AG, finished filling August 29, 2013. toy pump w/ "A" cartridge up and running next day --- July 2015 upgraded to Krystal Clear 3000 GPH pump and 16" sand filter --- May 2016 Intex auto cleaner and in July salt system and Hayward skimmer

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