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Time of day to run pump

Posted by luvh20 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 3, 11 at 12:20

I know running the pump during the evening hours should save some $$$ on electrical, but are there any negative
drawbacks to the pool water sitting stagnant during the heat of the day?
I use to run mine from morning to early afternoon, but know
changed it to 7p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
I haven't seen anything negative yet, but it's only been a week.
Any experts, or novices have any thoughts on this subject?

Thank You

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RE: Time of day to run pump

Electricity suppliers usually suggest that you run the pool pumps during off-peak hours to lessen the stress on the grid. In CA. I used to run my pump for a few hours when the pool was most likely to be used and then again during the off-peak hours of early morning.

There is no substitute for good filtration to keep a pool looking good.

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