The best thing I've found so far is this:Dora said:Not meaning to "jack" someone else's post, but a relevant question; how does one calculate the avg. time it takes to turn over the water in the pool? Thanks.
Running the pump is just whatever your preference is. If you do not have a safe cover on your main drain then you may want to think about leaving it off. The good thing I have found is I run mine and anything that gets stirred up, gets pulled into the skimmer.Uncle Ben said:Loved that "pool conservation" link. I'll be saving that one.
Hope the OP doen't mind if I add a question or two....
-Should the pump typically be running when there are swimmers in the pool?
-Should you wait one full turnover when adding chemicals (chlorine, acid, etc) before allowing swimmers into the pool?