Swimming pool water needs to be recirculated in order to remove impurities like dirt, debris, and potentially harmful bacteria. Moving your pool water through a filter helps keep your pool clean and safe.
The pool pump is what keeps the water recirculating. The pump pushes the water through your pool filter to be cleaned before pushing it back out to rejoin the rest of the water.
Keeping your pump running effectively is key to the safety of your pool. But how often should you run your pump and what should you do if it stops working properly?
Pool Service Boca Raton — Pump It Up
Because they aren’t in constant use, residential pools usually don’t need to have their pumps running all the time. How long your pump should be run each day depends on a number of different factors, including the size of your pool, whether it is indoors or outdoors, the complexity of your piping, your pool’s swimmer load, and more.
A good rule of thumb is to run your pump for one hour per day for each 10 degrees F of atmospheric temperature. So if the ambient air is 70 degrees F, you might run your pool pump for seven hours per day, but if its 100 degrees F, 10 hours might be better.
Pool Service Boca Raton — Eagle Pools
To be sure your pump is doing its job properly, you should consult the pool professionals at Eagle Pools. We have the experience and expertise to optimize the performance of your pool pump so that it always keeps your pool, and your family, safe from harm.
We can determine the ideal settings for your pump, including how often and how long it should run per day. We also can service, maintain, and even repair your pump should it break down.
Keeping your pool water clean requires an effective pump. Trust the pool pump professionals at Eagle Pools.