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    How often/long do you run your Cleaner?

    I'm curious how often (days/week) and long (hrs/day) do you run your Cleaner? Also does it change between the winter and summer seasons if you don't close your pool?

    I currently have mine set at 3 hrs/day 7 days/wk which seems too frequent to me.

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    Torben

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    Re: How often/long do you run your Cleaner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Martin2003
    I'm curious how often (days/week) and long (hrs/day) do you run your Cleaner? Also does it change between the winter and summer seasons if you don't close your pool?

    I currently have mine set at 3 hrs/day 7 days/wk which seems too frequent to me.

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    Hi Martin2003
    I just answered someone here that I was just running mine about 4 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
    It also depends on how many gallon pool you have as well as how well your pump pumps.
    I figure my pump can pump 100 gpm which is 6000 gallons an hour and fow 4 hrs = 24,000 gallons total
    24,000 gallons is about twice my pool has in it. I figure two total exchanges each day.
    I may consider changing my timer so I can pump every other day instead of daily during the winter.
    That should help reduce the electric costs and still maintain good water.

    Iggy
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    Another consideration is how much debris is getting into your pool. I have no trees to worry about, just the "junk" such as dead grass , bird poop, dog hair, etc. and I have found that running my cleaner for only 1 hour (small 11,000 gal pool) per day is sufficient.
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    It varies from pool to pool, as well as with different cleaners. Play with it a bit. If you run it an hour a day and your pool gets dirty, run it longer. It's really going to be trial and error to find just the right duration.

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