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    Running the pump while in pool

    Sometimes when i have more than a handful of people in the pool it can get dirty really fast.
    Can i run the pump (on low) when people are there?
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    Re: Running the pump while in pool

    yes. You can run it on high also if you want to.
    Divin Dave,
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    Re: Running the pump while in pool

    I run the pump or I dont run the pump...... when its the guys floating around with a glass of single barrel and a fine cigar we RUN the pump.. It gives us a lazy river experience. If it is about dusk and all the grandkids pile in the pool I RUN the pump..(mostly for the skimmer which grabs the suicidal bugs that land in the pool right at dusk....) If it is the middle of the day I dont usually run the pump. In MY pool it doesnt matter.. It is your pool.... what say you???
    17500 Gal Above Ground, 1.5HP Dynamo Pump, 250# Pentair Sand filter with ZeoLite. Diver Dave Cleaner. TFP test kit w/SpeedStir, 7 Grandaughters and 1 Grandson swimming every week WooooHooo!!

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    Re: Running the pump while in pool

    My pump comes on at 10 am and shuts off at 9 pm. After lunch and after dinner is when the kids will be swimming and if there is a single sighting of a bug, they go ballistic, LOL. So, must be skimmed continuously starting before they get in to get the previous night's floaters out.
    Mike

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    Re: Running the pump while in pool

    We run the pump all the time while in the pool. I havent yet figured out the actual length of run time I need, but I usually turn it on when I leave for work (8am) and it will run sometimes until after dinner (6pm). All the while people will be swimming while it is running.

    I try to run it at least for a few hours even on days that we are not going to swim, or it is rainy. What I need to find is a good timer to hook up somehoe so my pump will turn on and off without me!!!
    24' x 54" Oceanic Round AGP, 1090 Hayward Skimmer, EC-40 Filter system, Automatic Chlorinator. Pool will be in Full sun for most of the day (9am-6pm).

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    Re: Running the pump while in pool

    Great, thank you all.
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    Re: Running the pump while in pool

    I like the pump running but my husband does not. He likes to stay in one spot and that's facing the sun. lol
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