Hello. I'm new to TFP forum and have a question.
I've been told that a pool pump should operate at least 6 - 8 hours every day. In order to save energy (and money) I schedule my pump to run 2 1/2 to 3 hrs a day. Less in the winter. The cleaner (w/booster pump) is turned on for a portion of this time. So far, I've never had a problem with visible algae or cloudiness. The SWG (set at 30%) seems to keep up with chlorine demand and I'm unaware of any negative effects being produced by curbing the operating hours of the pump. I couldn't even begin to estimate my pool's turnover -- the Hydraulics 101 forum contains too many technical details for me to reach any conclusion.
Have I provided enough information here? I want to know whether I should abandon my cost-saving measure (at the risk of personal bankruptcy!) or just continue with what seems to be working. Thanks,
TC 2.1 FC 2.1 CC 0.0
pH 7.6 TA 80 CH 250 CYA 45