It can be difficult to figure out how long you should run your swimming pool pump every day. With the help of this blog post, you will have all the information that you need to keep your swimming pool clean and functioning properly. We are going to discuss what factors contribute to how often you should run your swimming pool pump, as well as some tips about maintaining a healthy swimming pool environment in Florida!
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Major Factors to Consider
There are many factors that contribute to how long you should be running your swimming pool pump. The amount of debris in the water, as well as how much sunlight it is exposed to are two big ones! Other things like wind speed and rain also play a role. All of these combined will determine how often you should run your swimming pool pump, but it is typically between every 12-24 hours.
If your swimming pool has too much debris in the water or if there is not enough sunlight, then you will need to clean your swimming pool more frequently than once per day. You may even want to consider running your swimming pool filter in the nighttime to clean your swimming pool in between sessions if your pool gets a lot of use from multiple people frequently.
If there is not enough debris or sunlight present in your swimming pool, then you may want to consider running it more frequently. You also need to make sure that it isn't being exposed to too much wind and rain since this will cause a lot of extra work for you! If that happens, then you might need to clean your swimming pool more often.
What Type of Pool Pump is Best?
Here at the Clean Pool Company, we recommend that you install a variable speed pool pump rather than a single speed pool pump. If you are looking for some more information about VS pool pumps, check out some of our other blogs: Benefits of Variable Speed Pool Pumps in Florida & Pool Pumps 101: How Variable Speed Pool Pumps Work.
The Timer is Your Friend
Use the swimming pool pump timers in order to make sure that you are running your swimming pool filter at the right times! Recent advancements in pool technology have allowed for more high-tech timers to become commonplace in most pools around the great state of Florida. These high-tech “smart” timers will allow for easy programming and help ensure that your swimming pool is getting cleaned while you sleep or when no one is swimming.
Things to Consider Besides Pool Pumps
Running your swimming pool pump is very important, but there are some other things that you need to do in order to keep your swimming pool clean and healthy! Make sure that the water chemistry is balanced between chlorine/bromine or saltwater (if applicable) levels.
You also want to make sure that the pH levels of your swimming pool are between the recommended levels. Too much chlorine or bromine can cause red eyes, skin irritation, and dry/cracked lips- so make sure that you don't overdo it!
Another thing you should keep in mind is that you want to clean your swimming pool regularly in order to get rid of any unwanted particles like hair, dirt, and pollen. A swimming pool skimmer net is a good tool to have for this job. We hope that you enjoy swimming in your swimming pool! If you ever need help with any of these topics, then feel free to contact us.
Hopefully, this blog post has been helpful in explaining to you exactly what time of day and for how long your swimming pool pump should be running so that your swimming pool stays clean and the water is always crystal clear.
If you live in or around the Central Florida area and have any more questions about specifics - feel free to contact us! The Clean Pool Company is here to help. We take great pride in serving the Central Florida community with honesty and integrity.
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