Pool Care and Cleaning

How often should you run the filter on an in ground pool?


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At least four hours every day. Be certain to clean out the filter when it becomes necessary, too.

Another Answer: It is better to run for shorter times, several times a day. Reason one is that this will allow any leaves to be skimmed off before they sink to the bottom. Reason two is that more algae is killed with less chlorine if the water is constantly agitated. I personally run my pump 4 times a day for about 2-4 hours, but in your case it may be more or less depending on the size of your pool and the volume of water being pumped. You can experiment by reducing the times untill the water looses its sparkle then increase the time slightly to keep it sparkling.

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