How Many Hours A Day Should A Pool Pump Run?

Should you turn off pool pump while swimming?

Turning your pool pump off It’s true that not running your swimming pool pump could possibly save you money on your electric bill.

However, all swimming pools are unique, so we suggest you running your pool pump for 7 to 8 hours each day during the summer..

What is the life of a pool pump?

between 8 to 15 yearsHow long do pool pumps last? Your pool pump should be replaced anywhere between 8 to 15 years depending on the quality, and a full replacement may cost over $800. Your pool pump is the “heart” of your swimming pool as it circulates water throughout, bringing water through the filtration and heating systems.

How do I bleed the air from my pool pump?

BLEEDING THE AIR OUT OF THE LINES:After starting the pump on one skimmer, slowly open other skimmer valve to draw air trapped in the pipes into the pump.When skimmer(s) are pulling, slowly open up the main drain valve to pull in the air.

Is it better to run a pool pump at night or day?

Running your pool pump during the day is good because that’s when the sun is out. UV rays are eating up the chlorine, so it is good to have the pump running to counteract the sun’s effects. A pro for night time would be that it’s off-peak utility hours. It’s cheaper to run the pool pump at night.

How long should I run my pool filter each day?

approximately 8 hoursEvery pool must turn over at least once a day, so most pool pumps should run approximately 8 hours a day.

Should I cover my pool every night?

Helps the Swimming Pool Retain Heat For a swimming pool that relies on the sun for heat, covering it at night can still make it warm enough to swim in the next day, instead of losing all the heat overnight when the temperatures drop.

How much does a pool pump add to your electric bill?

According to the study, at the national average of 11.8 cents per KWh, a pool pump alone can add as much as $300 a year to an electric bill.

Is it OK to run pool pump 24 hours a day?

To conclude, running your pool pump for 24 hours is not a bad thing. It is actually ideal to do so. But since it can significantly increase pool maintenance cost, we suggest only running your pump for 12 hours or less, depending on the size of your pool and the efficiency of your pump.

How long can I leave my pool pump off?

Generally, pumps need to be run for 6 to 8 hours at a time for proper circulation. Another factor to consider when running the pump is debris – if debris is an issue in your pool, you may need to run the pump longer. Running a pump for only 3 hours every 24 hours means there is 21 hours for debris to build up.

Should I run my pool pump on low or high?

No matter what size pump you are using, running it at lower speeds saves energy – and money. For example, you could run your variable or two speed pump twice as long as you normally would on its higher speeds and still save money.

What happens if you don’t run your pool pump?

If you don’t, the pool will have decreased water flow which means reduced filtration and ultimately, the dreaded algae bloom. The pump basket should be cleared out weekly and even more frequently during the fall and spring when there is more debris in the pool.

Should pool pump run continuously?

Although it’s generally recommended that all the pool water undergo filtration every 24 hours, the pump does not need to run all the time. … If your pool is in constant use, you may need to run the pump for up to eight hours per day, frequently checking the water clarity and chemical balance.

Does pool pump use a lot of electricity?

Pool pumps use up to 2,500 kWh per year to circulate and filter the water. The average monthly costs for a 1 HP pump running 8 hours per day in Florida is approximately $30*.

How much does a pool increase your electric bill?

Your monthly electric bill may increase by $30 to $150, depending on your pool’s filter type. Add an additional $50 to $250 if you have a heat pump 2. How much does it cost for a pool guy?

How often should I backwash my pool?

As a general rule, you should be backwashing your pool about once a week or in conjugation with your scheduled maintenance. Another industry standard is to backwash when your filter’s pressure gauge reads 8-10 PSI (pounds per square inch) over the starting level or “clean” pressure.