Water turnover

JoyfulNoise

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
14,689
Tucson, AZ
#3
No. This issue has been discussed many times on this forum. There is literally no truth to needing a specific number of turnovers in a pool. User mas985 has a link to a pool study done in FL that shows that the vast majority of pools needed only 2 hours of pump run time regardless of "turnover rate" to distribute the pool chemicals evenly and filter the water to an aesthetically desirable level. Look up any of his posts and the link is in his signature. You can read it all for yourself.
 

mas985

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 3, 2007
12,281
Pleasanton, CA
#5
I'll save you some time, the link is below.

As for the infloor heads, Just run long enough to clean up the floors. I think most here run around at least 2 hours. But that fits perfectly to the recommended run time. If two hours is not enough for the infloors or skimmers to do their job, increase run time until it is.

However, I see you have an IC40. You will need to run long enough for that to reach your FC target.
 

borjis

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 19, 2014
2,677
Pacific NW
#6
I ran my pump for 3 hours daily early last season then switched to 2 hours after finding Marks article.

I found 2 hours just as effective as 3.
 

TriPool

Active member
Feb 27, 2015
36
Dallas, TX
#7
For my part using the concepts here have slowly reduced the time to roughly 2 hours in the early evenings ( when I add chemicals ). In the fall if I get more leaves in the pool I may run for a bit longer, but 2 hours seems plenty to keep surface material to a minimum.
 

PebblePool

Well-known member
Nov 21, 2016
139
Melbourne, FL
#8
I'm running 4 right now, mostly for my Zodiac to get the leaves. I have two sets of intermatic trippers and go from 4-6am and 4-6pm. This allows a more constant FC level from my SWCG, as well as 2 hours once I get home from work to add chemicals. Working like a charm.

For my part using the concepts here have slowly reduced the time to roughly 2 hours in the early evenings ( when I add chemicals ). In the fall if I get more leaves in the pool I may run for a bit longer, but 2 hours seems plenty to keep surface material to a minimum.
 
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Modawg2k

Modawg2k

Well-known member
May 4, 2013
338
Phoenix, AZ
#9
Would you say it's better to blast the infloors with higher RPM's for a shorter amount of time vs lower RPM (still high speed settings though) for a bit longer? I'm curious if getting debris suspended in the water allows it to be filtered out easier that way.