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Thread: Best Time to Run SWG/Pump?

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    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    NW Arkansas

    Best Time to Run SWG/Pump?

    How long do you run your SWGs?

    Also, when you do think is the best time to run it, or do you think it matters? I could see logic in running during the sunlight, when clorine is being burned off. And I can see logic in running at night, so that the newly generated clorine has more time to sanitize and oxidize before being burned.

    What do you all do?
    22,500 Gallons
    18x36 Feet Vinyl
    Zodiac Clearwater LM3-24 SWG

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    Carrollton, TX
    I run mine twice a day starting at 6:00AM and a second cycle at 5:30PM. Each cycle is 1.5 hours with SWCG at 50%. I can get away with the shorter run times because my pool is only 7,000 gallons.
    7000 gallon IG freeform w/ 6 ft. spa, 21 ft weeping wall, Hayward SP4020NS Northstar pump, Colorlogic LED’s, DE6020 filter and H400IDL2 400,000btu heater. Aqua logic 8 zone controller with Aqua Rite salt chlorine generator, Stonescapes pebble finish – Aqua Blue and flagstone coping, stamped/stained concrete deck

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    I run mine for about 5 hours during the heat of the day so my heatpump is going to be most efficient and again for 3 hours in the evening when I'm most likely to use the pool after work during the week.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Murrieta, CA
    I have an Intelliflo 4x160 pump running at about 1000 rpm for about 16 hrs/per day. So I run my SWG at around 10-15% almost continuously.
    ~13500 gallon gunite pool, Pentair Intelliflo 4x160, Pentair 520 SF cartridge filter, Pentair MasterTemp 400 NG heater
    Pentair Easytouch with IC40 SWCG, Hayward Navigator on dedicated suction line

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