which comes first the spillage or the pump?


New member
May 4, 2020
I have an question and I am hoping that someone could direct me. I have a computer running my pool system. I have been told that I should run my filter pump for all the days that I have sun shine on it. it has an attached spa which is elevated above the pool. Should I have to run both the spillage and pump daily. which should start first... spillage of the pump... just new to this pool ownership... But I keep the levels right and the pool water clear. So I am have acquired some level of kudos... but now i am trying level up my smartness


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Welcome to the forum!
To help us help you, filling out your signature is appreciated. It will tell us what automation system you have, pump type, etc. See Create Your Signature - Further Reading
Your pump run time is based on how you chlorinate your water and how much skimming is needed. Nothing to do when the sun is on the pool surface. The spillover only needs to run long enough each day to be sure the spa water is kept chlorinated.
Let us know some more specifics of your equipment and we can help guide you.
I suggest you read ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry.


Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
In addition to what Marty asked, tell us how you chlorinate your pool.

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