Warming the water


Well-known member
Aug 29, 2008
Pensacola, Fl
Does running the pump and filter help with warming up the water faster? Or no effect?

My pool has been stuck on 82 for about 2 weeks, with mostly clear sunny days. We did have a temperature dip early one morning to about 49. That's cold, this is Florida.

My pump runs at night, 11pm until 5am right now, mostly because that's when my electricity rates are lowest.


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TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 17, 2010
East Texas
I think the most it might do is circulate the top few inches of warmer water into the rest of the volume----insignificant. A solar cover will help you maintain any temperature you may gain on sunny days or minimize overnight losses.


TFP Expert
Apr 29, 2016
Quaker Hill, CT
Circulating the water at night helps cool the water down. Running the pump during the day won't heat it any faster. Easiest thing you can do is put a solar cover on the pool.

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