This will be out 3rd full summer with the pool. Previously we have been running the pump 24/7. I want to avoid the $750 electric bill we had. We have a heat pump, SWG, slide and 3 deck jets. I assume they will not work if the filter is off. Last year I ran my SWG at about 20-25% all season with the pump running all the time.
Can I reduce the pump run time? Will that affect the % that I need to set my SWG at? I also have my Polaris on a timer. I can set my filter on the timer also. What should I start out running my filter, how many hours a day? I keep my stabilizer at about 60-70, Alk about 60 if that makes a difference. My kids are typically out there prety much all day long and use the slide and deck jets. When do you typically not run the filter, what time of day? I want my heater to be on at night at the beginning and end of season. Will it affect it if I turn it off for an hour here and there as they are in and out?