We bought a house last year and was excited about the pool. I have been learning as much as possible from Pool stores and anyone who owns a pool. Received some good info but still not good enough to keep a well balanced clean water. My pump is a Jandy 1.5-2HP two speed. My immediate problem is I was told by the previous owner to run the pump only about 2-3 hours a day because she said it's expensive on your electricity bill. I have been throwing lots of shock and chemical just to keep it clean but it doesn't take long before it starts to show algae.
One of the first thing I did recently is program to run the pump on low speed for 16 hours. So far it's really helping to keep the water clear. I ran into this site as I'm considering changing my pump to a more efficient one that I can run 24/7. I'm glad to be part of this community!