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I’ve just moved into my first house, which has a pool. I’ve never had a pool. The pool guy told me I should be running the filter 8 hrs a day during the summer months, and I’ve been doing that.
But my electricity bill is really high! If I don’t use the pool a whole lot, can I get away with running the filter fewer hours?
It’s recommended to change the sand in filters every 3-5yrs in residential pools. If you backwash on a regular basis and your pressure is between 10-20psi, than I would suggest getting a flocking agent adding it to the pool and let it circulate for 24 hrs and see if that helps. Any other questions feel free to give me a buzz.
I couldn’t find any type of diagram that i could send you or link but basically this is how it works. the front of the pump should connect to the pipes that come from the drain at the bottom and the skimmers from the sides of the pool. the pipe from the top of the pump goes into the filter side that says pump. and the side on the filter that says return should go into the heater inlet then plumb the outlet to the pipes that go to the pool returns jets. a good way to test your pipes is to get a drain king(rubber balloon that connects to a water hose, can find at any hardware store) and mark them return, suction, etc. if you have any doubts just call a local pool company that does service work and they can do it for you or come out and show you how, for a little money of course. I’ve been doing pool work for 6 years if you have any other questions give me a buzz. I’m located in Louisiana, Lafayette area, if your close.