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Old 10-12-2013, 02:51 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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I have mine down to three hours per day, but considering knocking it down to two hours per day, with shock once every few weeks.

What do you do?

Thx
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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I wasn't in it much over the past two weeks so I ran it every other day for 4-6 hours per day. But, I have visitors here so I turned it on Friday morning and haven't turned it off yet because I brushed and ran the pool vac yesterday.

Over the "winter" I'll probably run it every other day for 4-6 hours. It seems to work.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Pinellas Park Florida
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Make sure you test the water regularly...Chemical imbalance is the biggest factor in corrosion issues. I'm thinking of shutting it down altogether, and just cover it. That is if I can get the votes.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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6 hours daily in the summer, 4 hours daily the rest.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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8 hours a day, every day. I run the chlorine generator about 30% of the time in the summer and 15-20% in the winter.

I've never had algae in the pool, so no need to use shock. 50 cents a day in electricity for the pool pump is a good investment.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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I run my pump 6 hrs a day for a 14x28 pool........
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I run mine about 8 hours a day in the summer and typically 4 - 6 during the winter. Right now I need to scale it back to 6 hours.

Caged pool with direct sun 6 - 8 hours a day during the summer, less int he winter because the days are shorter and the sun is lower in the horizon so I get some shade from trees.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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I run mine 8 hours during summer and just backed it down to 6. Chlorine generator at 40 during the summer and 20 once the solar cover starts being used. Caged, 14 x 30, on west side, solar heated, panels facing west and south. I run a tad more chlorine because I prefer my water warm. Once I saw the night temps dropping to the low 60's in my area, I set up cover and reel. So far I have maintained a temp of 92. Love having a midnight swim followed by a big plush bathrobe straight from the dryer. The only time I ever throw a bag of shock in is when we get a ton of rain in a 24/48 hour period.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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I believe we drop it down to 4 hours.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:29 AM
 
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We always had it at 4 hours back in Miami.
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