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When to Run the Pump on an Easy Set Pool

By Shawn Lehrke ; Updated September 21, 2017

Deciding how often to run the pump on your Easy Set Pool depends on the power of the pump and the size of the pool. Since Easy Set makes a variety of different sized pools, the number of hours to run the pump varies greatly from pool to pool.


To figure out how long the pump has to run each day to completely filter the pool's water, a simple formula has been devised. First, figure out the number of gallons of water in the pool. Divide that number by the flow rate, or gallons per minute pumped by the filter. The resulting number will be the number of minutes you need to run the pump each day.

Usage Time

Easy Set Pools range in size from 8 feet to 24 feet in length. At of 2010, there are four different pump models. These models range in flow rates from 530 gallons per hour (GPH) to 2,500 GPH. An 8-foot pool with the smallest pump will need to run one to two hours a day to completely filter the water in the pool. A 24-foot pool with the biggest pump will need to run five to seven hours a day.

Visual Signs

You will be able to visually determine if the filter is running enough to circulate the pool's water. If the water becomes cloudy, despite having chemicals in it, the pump may not be running enough to circulate the water completely. Try running the pump an extra half-hour a day to clear the water.