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    Keep pump running?

    Should you leave your pump running 24/7 or not. I have heard both to keep it running and some keep it on a timer?
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    Re: Keep pump running?

    For most residential pools less than 8 hours is sufficient. It really depends on you pump, filter and personality of pool.
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    Re: Keep pump running?

    Actually for most residential pools, only 4 hours is necessary.

    At least according to this report:

    http://consensus.fsu.edu/FBC/Pool-Ef...on_systems.pdf

    Plus my own experience.
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    Re: Keep pump running?

    Interesting reading, with that, is there a special timer for outdoors that can be used? Thanks for all the help.
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    Sand Filter"
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    Pool built in July 2012
    Clinton, Iowa

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    Re: Keep pump running?

    Intermatic makes several outdoor timers.

    http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-T10...&keywords=T104

    They also make several two speed timers for two speed pumps.
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    Re: Keep pump running?

    My pool heater, a Jandy Lite 2, has a simple on and off timer. But if you have a SWG or solar panels then you may want it to run more.
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    Re: Keep pump running?

    Thanks for all the help.
    28' Above Ground Pool, 20,000 Gallons
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