What Is The Ideal Swimming Pool Turnover Rate?


Maintaining clean, safe pool water requires having the proper pool turnover rate. So, what precisely is a pool turnover rate, and how can you tell whether it has been adjusted properly? Here, we go through what a pool turnover rate is, how to calculate it, and why having a good one is crucial.


What Is  A Swimming Pool Turnover Rate?

The time it takes for the entire water in your swimming pool to be replenished is referred to as the pool turnover rate, also known as the circulation rate or flow rate. It is calculated by dividing the pool’s entire volume (length x breadth x depth x cubic feet) by the pump’s flow rate. As an illustration, if your pool is 8 feet by 4 feet, has a depth of 3 feet, and is pumped at a rate of 100 gallons per minute, then the pace at which it turns over would be 5 minutes, or 300 gallons.

How Do I Calculate Pool Turn Over Rates?

In order to calculate your pools turn over rate you need to know three key pieces of information:

The size/dimensions (length x width x depth) of your swimming pool

The type of pump installed in your swimming pool

The flow-rate (in GPM) at which the pump operates
Once you have these details you can use this equation to calculate your turnover rates: Total Volume (Length X Width X Depth) / Pump Flow Rate = Turnover Rate


Why Is It Important To Have An Ideal Pool Turn Over Rate?

A healthy circulation rate is crucial for the following two reasons:



Adequate water circulation helps maintain the right chemical balance and prevents stagnation, which can result in illness or damage due to poor hygienic conditions.



When the flow rate is set correctly, pumps don’t have to work as hard to transport big volumes of water, which over time results in cheaper energy expenditures!


When it comes to maintaining your swimming safe and effective, your pool’s turn over rates are quite crucial; make sure you consider all elements before estimating yours!


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