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    Filter time

    Are there general guidelines on how long I should be running the filter pump on my pool? My main concern is with the circulation & water cleaning needed and not with the generation of chlorine from my SWCG as I can adjust the % level there. I'd like to cut down on my electricity use but do not want to risk clarity in my pool and I'd rather not use a "trail and error method.
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    Re: Filter time

    Welcome to TFP!

    You should read this article.

    Your chemistry is also very important.
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    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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    Re: Filter time

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    ThinkPad pointed you to the correct article in Pool School, unfortunately, it is largely a trial and error process.
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    Re: Filter time

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    it is largely a trial and error process
    I was thinking of typing the same thing, lol.

    Mike, your pool is fairly large, how long do you run it currently.
    Bobby (my pool)
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    Flotec pump/Aquatech MYB100 single cartridge filter - runs 6 hours/day in evening during summer

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    Re: Filter time

    Lower run times on pumps equals larger precentage output on SWG cells.
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    Re: Filter time

    Currently I am running the pump 12 hours/day in the summer
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    33,000 gallon IG pebble, SWG - Aqua Rite w/ Hayward T Cell 15, DE filter - Pentair FNSP 60, single speed pump, pool age 13 yr, spa, test kit TF100, Polaris 280

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    Re: Filter time

    Pretty sure you can get by with 8------I do.
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    Re: Filter time

    I don't have a SWCG so my case is different. Single speed pump, 6 hours per day. Enough time to skim most bugs, seeds, etc. and happy with water filtration/clarity. Really is trial and error with help from the Pool School article.
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    Re: Filter time

    I run mine for as long as there is sun on the solar panels which is usually 5 hours daily.
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