Your pool pump and filter help remove debris, algae and bacteria and circulate clean water back into your pool, as well as distribute pool cleaning chemicals throughout your pool water. How long your pool pump should run to keep your pool water in optimal condition can depend on several things, including your pool size and pump.
In general, average-sized, residential, in-ground pools with typical pool pumps require about six to eight hours of pool pump run time in temperatures of approximately 80 degrees. Every ten degrees higher should receive an hour longer of pool filtration.
If you’re not sure how long your particular pool pump should run, you can start out by filtering your pool water for six hours. If your pool water doesn’t seem to be clean with that amount of pump run time, increase the length of your pool filtration time by 30 minutes each day until you reach success.
Now let’s talk pool usage. The more people, the more your pool water should be filtered. Each person can add bacteria, oils from sunscreen and a host of other yucky stuff to your pool water, so just do the math. The more people that use your pool equals the more pump and filtration time required to keep your pool clean.
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