Pump run


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Jul 29, 2010
I have been running my pool pump for 10 hours a day and currently have crystal clear water. I am running at 3000 rpm, which currently gives me 1.9 turnovers/day. I am thinking of running at 1500 rpm for 16 hours which would be 1.4 turnovers/day. Does this sound reasonable? What do I watch for?


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May 7, 2007
Silver Spring, MD
The usual rule of thumb is to run around 1000 RPM for long enough to do one turnover a day, or a little faster if your skimmers don't work well at 1000 RPM.

Watch the water clarity/sparkle closely, and give the pool a week at the new run time before making a decision.

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