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    Water turnover

    Is there an ideal number of turnovers my pool water should get per day?
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    Re: Water turnover

    Old school recommends three to four. However current philosophy is enough to clean and mix chemicals is all you really need

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    Re: Water turnover

    No. This issue has been discussed many times on this forum. There is literally no truth to needing a specific number of turnovers in a pool. User mas985 has a link to a pool study done in FL that shows that the vast majority of pools needed only 2 hours of pump run time regardless of "turnover rate" to distribute the pool chemicals evenly and filter the water to an aesthetically desirable level. Look up any of his posts and the link is in his signature. You can read it all for yourself.
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    Re: Water turnover

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    Look up any of his posts and the link is in his signature. You can read it all for yourself.
    I'll look up his postings, thanks.

    In regards to infloor cleaning heads, do they generally just need 1 full rotation at high speed for maintenance cleaning?
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    Re: Water turnover

    I'll save you some time, the link is below.

    As for the infloor heads, Just run long enough to clean up the floors. I think most here run around at least 2 hours. But that fits perfectly to the recommended run time. If two hours is not enough for the infloors or skimmers to do their job, increase run time until it is.

    However, I see you have an IC40. You will need to run long enough for that to reach your FC target.
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    Re: Water turnover

    I ran my pump for 3 hours daily early last season then switched to 2 hours after finding Marks article.

    I found 2 hours just as effective as 3.
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    Re: Water turnover

    For my part using the concepts here have slowly reduced the time to roughly 2 hours in the early evenings ( when I add chemicals ). In the fall if I get more leaves in the pool I may run for a bit longer, but 2 hours seems plenty to keep surface material to a minimum.
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    Re: Water turnover

    I'm running 4 right now, mostly for my Zodiac to get the leaves. I have two sets of intermatic trippers and go from 4-6am and 4-6pm. This allows a more constant FC level from my SWCG, as well as 2 hours once I get home from work to add chemicals. Working like a charm.

    Quote Originally Posted by TriPool View Post
    For my part using the concepts here have slowly reduced the time to roughly 2 hours in the early evenings ( when I add chemicals ). In the fall if I get more leaves in the pool I may run for a bit longer, but 2 hours seems plenty to keep surface material to a minimum.
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    Re: Water turnover

    Would you say it's better to blast the infloors with higher RPM's for a shorter amount of time vs lower RPM (still high speed settings though) for a bit longer? I'm curious if getting debris suspended in the water allows it to be filtered out easier that way.
    ~15k gallons, 3'-5'-4' Figure 8 Shape In Ground
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    Paramount In-floor System
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS 3050, Pentair Triton II TR100 Sand Filter
    Pentair Intellichlor IC40 SWG

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