Today’s blog post is going to be on one topic: How long you should be running your pool pump in the summer.
There are many variants when it comes to determining how many hours you should be running your pool pump if you want to get extremely technical. But when it really comes down to it, you should be running your pool pump 24-7. This is the same for both Above Ground Pools and In-Ground Pools. The more you run your pool pump, the more circulation the water gets. The more circulation the water gets, the less chance you have of having algae grow in your pool, and a less chance of getting cloudy pool water, which means less chemicals!
If you cannot run your pool pump 24 hours a day, what I would suggest doing is purchasing a timer from your local hardware store and putting it on your pump. If you don’t do this, you will more than likely forget to turn the pump back on once its been turned off, and then you open yourself up to again, algae & cloudy water. When using a timer, set your pool pump to run a minimum of 10 hours a day.
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