Best Time to Run SWG/Pump?

Hours per day you run your SWG

  • Total voters
Jun 26, 2007
NW Arkansas
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?


LifeTime Supporter
May 21, 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.
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.