The average time for a swimming pool pump to run should be 8 hours. This ensures properly circulated and cleaned water. The pump should push your entire pool in gallons in this 8 hour period of time. However, sometimes the horse power of a swimming pool pump is overrated for their size swimming pool. If it is overrated your pump may be pushing your water through in a 6 hour period or even a 4 hour period of time. In this case you can reduce the time you run your swimming pool pump! Learn more about pool pumps from Blue Ribbon Pools – give us a call or come into the store to chat!