Should You Run Your Pool Pump During the Day or Night?

This is a question that I get quite a bit. Should you run your pool pump during the day or night? I get clients that move from places like California where there is quite a bit of difference between running your pump at nighttime versus the day. Places like that often offer a significant savings on running your pool pump at night time versus the day time. One way to save money and run your pump whenever you want is by installing a variable speed pump!

However, here are a few reasons why I prefer to run the pump during the day time regardless of the savings:

  1. It's always best to run the pool pump during the hottest times of the day. The sun is one of the causes of chlorine depletion in your pool. The water moving around helps protect the chlorine from being burnt out from the sun. If you run your pump during the night, then the sun has all day to attack the chlorine that's standing still in your pool. That can cause algae fast!
  2. It's a great idea to have the pump running when people are using the pool. Things like sunblock, dirt, sweat, urine and whatever else people bring into the pool can wreak havoc on the water quality in your pool. The majority of people are using their pool during the day time, so get that pool pump running and suck all that funk into the filter and keep your pool as clear as possible.

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