I'm fairly new to the forum. Been using the tfp method for about 2 month and I read for a month before applying my new found knowledge. My question is how long should I run my pool pump? I'm sure you all will need a ton of info so I'm going to try to cover it all. I believe it's and 18k gallon pool. The dimensions are 16x36 and it's roughly 3.5 ft deep on both ends and tapers to 5.5 feet in the middle. I think I read I'm some paperwork from the previous owner that the pool is 18k gallons. It's a salt water system with solar and an electric cover. I just installed a new ta100d sand filter and the pump is a 1.5hp whisper flow pump. Old pool guy said its a really good pump. The sand filter held 600lbs of media. Anyway my chemistry has been so good and the chlorine level has stayed pretty high so I've been backing my run time down. Am I wrong to think as long as the robot is cleaning the bottom and the chemistry stays good with the chlorine generator I can run it a little less? I've been running the pump 4 hours a day for a couple weeks and everything looks really good. Last season I ran the pump 8-9 hours a day and could never keep good chemistry! Thanks leslies (not really) I've been monitoring all my levels and all is well. I still skim the top manually daily along with brushing the steps and sides. I also check ph and chlorine daily and the other stuff once a week. So far I've only added a little acid to get my ph just right. Initially I slam shocked the pool the got my cya levels good. Anyway this is a little long winded but basically can I get away with four hours a day? Seems like it would depend on the pump and sand filter and from I remember from the old owner he said he ran it very little also. Wondering if I got a hopped up pump and oversized filter. Any help would be appreciated.
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