I bought a house with a pool about 2 months ago - first time owning a pool as an adult. I stumbled across your site right away and have stayed out of the LPS (local pool store). People think I am nuts buying 12 gallons of bleach from Target (buy 3 get one free - 8.25% for $2.99) and boxes of baking soda from Wal-Mart (4 lbs for $2.09). But that is OK, I know better thanks to you guys. I have had very good luck with my pool and am really enjoying the back yard.
I have heard that the hours we should run the pump is based on the air temperature (1 hours for every 10 degrees, so if it is 90 degrees, we should run pump for 9 hours per day). My question has to do with the best time of the day to run the pump. Should it be in the middle of the day with the most direct sunlight or should it be off hours (early in the morning and late at night) or does it even matter?
Thanks a bunch for any advice you can give me.