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How long should I run the pool pump?

The length of time that a pool pump should be run depends on a number of factors, such as the size of the pool, the type of filter, and the desired water turnover rate.

As a general rule, the pool pump should run long enough to turn over the entire volume of water in the pool at least once per day. This is known as the turnover rate and it helps to ensure that the water is properly filtered and circulated.

For example, for a pool with a volume of 20,000 gallons and a pump with a flow rate of 50 gallons per minute, the pump should run for approximately 8 hours per day.

A general guideline is to run the pool pump for 8-12 hours per day, but this can vary based on the specific needs of your pool and the equipment you have. It’s also important to note that the pump should be run during the peak hours of sun exposure, to help prevent algae growth.

It is recommended to consult the manufacturer’s instructions or consult a pool professional to determine the appropriate turnover rate and run time for your specific pool and equipment. Additionally, it’s important to monitor the energy consumption of the pool pump and adjust the run time if necessary to minimize energy costs.