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How long should a pool pump be on?

In order to guarantee good water quality in the pool, a pool pump has to run for several hours every day. It is important that the swimming water is completely pumped around at least 4 times a day. So adjust the pool pump to the content of the pool and choose a pool pump that completely pumps the content of your Intex pool in 4 to 5 hours.

Does a pool pump always have to be on?

In principle, you could always leave a pool pump on. Preferably during the day, because swimming is then done and chemicals are broken down. The most important thing is that the pump is on long enough to completely filter the pool water at least 4 times a day. How long you run the pool pump depends on the size of the pool in relation to the capacity of the pump. Usually the pool pump will have to run for at least 8 hours a day to completely filter the pool 4 times a day. We ourselves recommend the sand filter pump or filter pump during the hottest hours of the day. Algae love warm, still water. As a result, algae growth mainly occurs in warm weather and in the middle of the day. With a swimming pool pump you keep the water moving and prevent swimming water from being polluted by algae, fungi and bacteria.

Can the pool pump be on while swimming?

It is no problem if the pool pump is on while you are swimming. Keep in mind that the pool pump sucks in water and blows it back into the pool. So be careful with loose strings of swimwear, so that they do not end up in the pool pump. Do you want to be on the safe side? Let the pool pump run for a few hours at the beginning of the day and turn it on again for a few hours at the end of the afternoon.

Basic tips for swimming water maintenance

Our basic tips are easy to follow and take little time to complete. Each tip contributes to the next tip to ensure that you can use a simple method.

Step 1
Provide adequate circulation of the bathing water. By circulating the swimming water completely, you ensure that all the dirt can be filtered. Always have an Intex pump that is powerful enough to pump and filter the water in your Intex pool. Stagnant bathing water contributes to the development of algae, bacteria and fungi.

Step 2
Filtration is one of the most important factors in maintaining clean and clear swimming water, next to circulation. With the use of a good filter pump you can efficiently and effectively remove sand, dirt and even algae and bacteria. We advise you to filter your Intex swimming pool for at least 4 – 12 hours a day, depending on the content of your Intex swimming pool. Read more about Intex pumps in our blog post: Whether or not a pool pump for your Intex pool?

Step 3
Despite the fact that you ensure enough circulation and filtration, there are parts in the Intex pool that an Intex pump can not “reach”. In these parts it is important that you clean there manually. You can also use an Intex swimming pool robot or an easy hand vacuum cleaner . The parts of the Intex swimming pool that are not cleaned give algae, bacteria and fungi the greatest chance of development. That is why we recommend that you manually clean these parts in the Intex swimming pool at least once a week. Do not forget to clean the swimming water edge on the inside of the Intex swimming pool.

Step 4
Regularly checking the different swimming water values ​​ensures that you discover problems in time. When you recognize the symptoms in time, this prevents a lot of unnecessary expenditure to get the swimming water clean and clear again. Use special test strips for this . With proper care for the swimming water, you also ensure that the Intex pump , pool liner and swimming water have less to endure, which has a beneficial effect on the life of the Intex swimming pool.

Step 5
With water chemicals you can get the values ​​back to normal. It is important here that you have a constant level of disinfection in the swimming water, such as chlorine or saline solutions . In addition, you should make sure that you treat the swimming water with anti-algae from time to time to prevent the formation of algae. Finally, it is important that the pH value of the swimming water is always correct. This ensures a clean and safe environment for swimming.…