My pool is running good, no issues known, water & tests all ok.
Is it ok to run the main recirculation pump continuously 24/7 with a D.E. Filter? Someone told me once that a D.E. Filter shouldn't have the pump running more than 48 hours continuously as it will "super-pack" the D.E. onto the Grids.
Currently, I run my pump about 14-15 hours/day on a timer. Over the years, I've run the pump 8 hrs/day, 10 hrs/day, all without issues.
I think, with a 15k pool, it takes about 8 hrs to get 1 complete recirculation water turnover but that's only a rough estimate based on what a pool guy told me years ago.
I rarely run the pump overnight or more than 24 hrs continuously unless there's an unusual issue occurring, treatment of water, etc.
I read the SLAM procedure and it says that the pump should be running 24/7 until the SLAM results are good. I haven't had to SLAM the pool but was curious after reading that in the procedure and what someone told me about D.E. Filters and pumps running 24/7 .