Overall, the lessons learned today is you should run your pool pump an average 8 hours a day to properly circulate and clean your water. The pump should push your entire pool in gallons in this 8 hour period of time. Residential pool water only needs to be turned over once daily to have proper filtration.
How long should I filter my pool daily?
Run the circulation system one (1) hour for every 10°F of air temperature if a single-speed filter pump is installed. Example: If it is 100°F, the pump should run 10 hours a day minimum. Of course, if the pool is full of algae or a major weather event has occurred, the pump may need to run 24-hours a day.
Should I run my pool filter every day?
Although its generally recommended that all the pool water undergo filtration every 24 hours, the pump does not need to run all the time. If your pool is in constant use, you may need to run the pump for up to eight hours per day, frequently checking the water clarity and chemical balance.
What time of day should I run my pool filter?
While its important to circulate your water at least a little bit during the daytime, running it at night is far more efficient. Electrical companies charge less for energy use during non-peak hours, which is typically between 9 pm and before 8 am. So to save and keep your pool looking clear, run the pump at night.
How often should you backwash pool?
about once a week As a general rule, you should be backwashing your pool about once a week or in conjugation with your scheduled maintenance. Another industry standard is to backwash when your filters pressure gauge reads 8-10 PSI (pounds per square inch) over the starting level or “clean” pressure.
Should I turn off pool pump when raining?
Although pool pumps are usually waterproof and designed to withstand rain and splashes, they are not designed to be submerged in standing water. If your pump is located in a spot that has been known to flood, you should unplug your pump before rain and switch it off at the breaker.