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Thread: Running the Pump for How Long?

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    Sep 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Question Running the Pump for How Long?

    I've got a 16,000 gallon pool, sand filter and vacuum system working off a 1 hp pump at 3,450 rpm. The guy at the pool equipment store said the rule of thumb is to run it for one hour per 10 degrees of temperature, e.g., 100 day - run it for 10 hours.

    Does you thumb look like his? Any other comments?

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    Jun 2014
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Running the Pump for How Long?

    Read this article

    basically the Pool Store is full of shinola! You run the pump for as long as it takes to keep your pool properly sanitized and clean to your liking. Typically not less than 4 hours per day. However, in winter, I can often run my pool pumps every other day. It all depends on how you sanitize your pool and how good your circulation and mixing is.

    Please add specifics about your pool to your signature.

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