Should I run my pool pump during the day or at night?

PSC Ep. 66: Should I run my pool pump during the day or at night?

7 thoughts on “PSC Ep. 66: Should I run my pool pump during the day or at night?

  1. Hi Simmons,
    Somenone says that salt system pool needs to let the pump run all day and night 24 hours. Is it right ? What is your advice? Thanks.


    1. No, that is not normal. The advice we give in this episode applies to traditional chlorine and saltwater pools. Most pools only need a pump running 5-10 hours a day if it is a standard single speed pump. unless your salt system is having severe trouble keeping up with the pool’s chlorine need then there should not be reason to run it longer.

      Read this article: How Long Should I Run My Pool Pump?

  2. Have a client in Southwest Florida that runs salt pool from midnight to 8am. When 1 or 2pm come around on a sunny dry day they get a chalky buildup on the pool tile . Water chemistry is balanced. Calcium 200 to 250 ppm and salt level is 3500. Water is crystal clear. I’m the business for 15 years and never had this issue but all my other clients run pump during the day. Any idea what the build up could be

  3. I have been looking for an answer to a completely different question. We run our pump/spillway during the day for 9 hours and have found a great balance in the chlorine pool. My question is: when is the best time to run the spillway? The pool seems to get really hot on those lovely Texas heat days. Does the water cool or heat up as it goes over the spill edge?

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