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    hours for running the pool pump

    How many hours a day do I need to run the pump in our pool? it is a 18X34 above ground pool, about 25k gallons....
    thanks
    we have an above ground 18 X 34 sand filter

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    Re: hours for running the pool pump

    Answer: probably much less than the pool store expert says.

    There are too many variables at play. How many swimmers? How much blown dust? How big a filter? You'll just have to experiment and find out. Here's how Pool School - Determine Pump Run Time
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    Re: hours for running the pool pump

    thank you!!
    we have an above ground 18 X 34 sand filter

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