How long should I run my pool pump for?
Whether you live in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or other locations Australia-wide, swimming pool maintenance is important all year round. Even if you're not using your pool in the winter, you should still be running the pumps every day to keep your pool clean and prevent algae build-up that can be difficult to remove.
Pool pumps have two major functions: filtering dirt and debris and producing chlorine. You need to run pumps long enough to clean and chlorinate the entire pool. Some pumps switch off automatically when the optimal level of chlorine is reached, but others need to be set manually.
If you're not sure how long to run a pool pump for, follow this general guide to recommended pool pump hours and adjust according to your own circumstances.
Average pump times
In general, swimming pool pump dubai should be run for approximately
How long to run pool pump calculator
The main factor that affects pump times is the volume of your pool (length x width x depth). Most backyard swimming pools are between 40,000 and 100,000 litres in volume.
Once you know this figure, you can compare it to the output of your pump to work out the minimum hours it needs to run. For example, a 60,000 litre pool with a pump running at 200 litres per minute should be run for 300 minutes (5 hours).
Other factors to consider
As well as pool size, your pumping needs may vary based on: