Which way is better to run your pump/filter?

CajunGuy

Well-known member
Apr 6, 2016
304
Louisiana
#1
Let's say you want to run your pump for 8 hours a day, is it better to?

A) Run it for a continuous 8 hours during the sunniest part of the day

or

B) Run it for 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon
 

Rollercoastr

Gold Supporter
May 18, 2016
804
West Bloomfield, MI
#5
That's what I do. Heck, buy two sets of pins~!
That's what I did. They're cheap, and it makes a lot of sense to me to spread out the runtimes. I also had an issue with them slipping on the wheel. if I wasn't watching carefully, the pump would run non-stop or not at all. More trippers reduces the impact of that.
 

bigevilgrape

Well-known member
Mar 5, 2016
96
Central CT
#6
That's what I did. They're cheap, and it makes a lot of sense to me to spread out the runtimes. I also had an issue with them slipping on the wheel. if I wasn't watching carefully, the pump would run non-stop or not at all. More trippers reduces the impact of that.
Ditto on the pins slipping. Having the times split saved my pump from running 24 hours a day a few times last season.