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    Filter pump run schedule

    OK, when do you run your filter pump and for how long? Looking to set my timer for my filter pump and wondering what your schedule is and why? Thanks. Ron
    Hey, who removed the filter from the gene pool!

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    Hi, Ron,

    Do you have an idea as to how long it will take to "turn over" the total gallons in your pool? That may influence the suggested run times.
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    It should take about 5-6 hours. So, I am running the pump during 2, 5 hour periods each day. 6-11 in the morning and 6-11 pm. Not running the SWCG yet. But will be in a week. So, that may change things depending on how the chlorine level responds.

    Right now using BBB and the water is balanced pretty well. It is crystal clear!

    Dave, by the way, which pool is yours on the slideshow? Ron
    Hey, who removed the filter from the gene pool!

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    I haven't had mine turned off in over 2 weeks.

    My pool stays pretty clean. It only has one inlet and outlet tho so I let it run all the time to keep it clean and turned over.

    I also have a skimmer and atleast once a week I'll vacume it whether it needs it or not
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    Hi, Ron,

    It sure sounds to me like you got the run time exactly as I would recommend. My pool turns in about 7 hours so I shoot for two seven hour periods in 24.

    I don't always get it right because I have this quirky thing about running the pump at night.....I always feel like I should be awake just in case.....in case of what, I can't tell you. I think a short stay at the funny farm may be helpful for me

    My pool is not yet in the slide show. I've had great plans to retrieve the pictures from an old hard drive but those plans have failed for the last 90 days. You have inspired me to just go take some new ones tomorrow and I'll see if Sean can post one. You'll recognize it as the one with the tan ceramic tile decking.....looks like an apartment complex pool.
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    Dave, I wil be looking for the pic in the show. Thanks for the input on the pump run time. Ron
    Hey, who removed the filter from the gene pool!

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