How many hours need a pool pump to run?

In some parts of the world, pool owners can keep their pools open all year around.

In such an area, you can run your pump less during the colder months 4 to 6 hours a day.

When it’s hot outside, pump and filter need to run for 8 to 12 hours a day especially if you use the pool a lot.

You need to keep that water clean and balanced as well as moving and moving, so don’t run into any problems, such as an algae growth or cloudy water, just to save a few pennies.

The water change and chemicals to get your pool back in balance cost more, trust me.

Balanced pools last longer cost less and they are more fun !

2 thoughts on “How many hours need a pool pump to run?”

  1. It’s interesting that you should use the pump for 8-12 hours a day if it’s hot and you are using the pool often. Considering how long it is being used having a reliable pool pump that won’t die out on you would probably be pretty important. We are planning on getting a pool in our backyard this summer so I wonder if the contractor who will be setting it all up for us can recommend a good put to get.

  2. It is one of the best way to run pool pump in order to preserve the water refreshing. But running it for whole day may cause of failure and it will become a matter of concern for the pool owner to maintain the pool clean. To get superior performance of the pool pump it should be run for some specific period of time according to the weather. During cold month it is better to run it for 4 to 6 hours in a day where as it is necessary to run it for 8 to 12 hours in hot day. This keeps your water clean by reducing the growth of algae and helps for balancing the water by maintaining its chemical level.

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