Pool Pump Guide
How Long Should I Run My Pool Pump For?
A pool pump does not need to run 24/7. Continuously running a pool pump will wear it out faster, run your electric bill up, and essentially will make you have to buy a new pump sooner. Also, it’s essential to have the appropriate pump size to accurately figure out how long your pump should run per day.
How many hours a day you should run your pump varies. By checking the rate of how fast your pump spins out water, it would be a simple calculation to see how long you need to run it
.The gallons of water in your pool divided by the gallons filtered per hour by your pump will give you a solid number for the amount of running time necessary for your pump. For example, a pool with 20,000 gallons of water and a pump that filters 3,000 gallons per hour means they need to run their pump for approximately 6.5 hours per day.
Home pool pumps only need to be spun over a cycle on a pump once per day. Anything more is just added dollars on your electric bill. Over-running your pump won’t make your water extra clean; it’ll just be cleaning already clean water. As long as your chlorine and chemical balance is correct, your pump should run one cycle for six to eight hours. That’s it. If you’re running your pump 24/7, you could be cleaning four other pools as efficiently in that time. But, walking out to turn off the pump is so burdensome. What can you do?
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A variable speed pool pump schedule is the answer to your questions. Variable speed pool pump schedules will operate on a program that you set. While these pumps do not entirely shut off, they work by lowering the speed – and amount of electricity needed – while pumping your water. That means your pool will use significantly less electricity than if it was on full power all day.
The best time to run a pool pump in summer varies depending on where you live and how you want to use your pool. Running the pump during the day will be your best bet if you spend long nights in the pool. This is popular for people with a routine day job who just let the pump run its cycle while at work. Other pool owners prefer running the pool pump during the day to move the water, so it lessens evaporation constantly.
Some people love lounging in the sun and will run their pool pumps at night when the waters are still, and they get less use. Moreover, people like to run their pumps at night in sunnier places, so their pump doesn’t have to exert themselves in the high heat of the day. It all depends on your preferences.
Swimming pool pumps can be very costly, so making sure you’re using one correctly so that it lasts as long as it can help you manage your pool’s investment. It could be an easy fix if your pump is having issues or not filtering correctly. If you can’t determine the cause, try calling a professional to come out and look at it. With new high-quality pumps over $500, please put your mind at ease by getting it checked, possibly saving yourself that money instead of spending it.
Knowing more about your swimming pool pumps is just one part of maintaining and valuing your pool. Having your pool maintained by a trained pool maintenance specialist can also make you aware of any possible issues with your pump.
BPS The Backyard Pool Specialists is a premier pool builder serving Texas. If you have questions or concerns about your pool pump, swimming pool maintenance, new construction, remodeling, etc., please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you with your swimming pool needs.