Secondly, what should my pool pump be set on?
The lever should be on the ‘Filter’ setting most of the time. This is the setting that provides normal pool filtration by pushing the water through the filter media (sand, glass beads or D.E) that then traps any dirt and debris before the water is returned to the pool.
Also question is, what are the best hours to run your pool pump?
The best time to run your pool pump is during the warmest hour of the day; however, keep in mind that this means you will have higher energy consumption, which may lead to an increase in your electric bill. If you want to save on your energy costs, you can run your pool pump at night to avoid peak hours.
Is it better to run pool pump at night?
Running the pump at night should only be when you are doing a major chemical treatment such as algae clean-up. Your pool is more vulnerable during the day, plants don’t grow at night the way they do during the day–that’s true of ALL plants including Algae.
To reset the pump to the factory default settings:
- Ensure that the pump is powered on and the green power LED is on.
- Press the Stop button to stop the pump.
- Press and hold all of the four Speed buttons simultaneously for four seconds. Power off the drive.
Run the pump for 8 hours, every 24 hours. You can also pause in between; there is no need to run it continuously. Ideally, after you shock the pool, be sure to run the pump at night and during non-peak hours, to save on your energy bills.
If you are running your pool pump to filter and turn your water over, we recommend using the middle and lower speed settings. For example, for the first few days, you might run the pump at 2500 RPMs to see what your pool looks like. Next, you might dial it down to 1600 RPMs.
No matter what size pump you are using, running it at lower speeds saves energy – and money. For example, you could run your variable or two speed pump twice as long as you normally would on its higher speeds and still save money.