Do I need to run my pool pump every day?
Yes, it is strongly recommended. In most cases, your pool pump is connected directly to your pool skimmers, bottom drain (if applicable), and pool filter. Its primary function is to filter and circulate water which cleans the pool and distributes pool chemicals. Failing to run the pump on a regular schedule can quickly lead to a dirty pool, algae blooms, and inconsistent water temperatures.
What does a booster pump do?
Commonly a booster pump located near your swimming pool equipment is designed to work with your pool sweep. Most pool sweeps are powered by water pressure supplied by a hose connected to a wall socket on the side of the pool. Although some pool equipment systems only have a single primary pump that runs everything, many are not capable of circulating the pool water and adequately powering the pool sweep. A booster pump allows the sweep to run at full capacity to clean the pool floor, leaving the primary pump to filter the water.