How Did You Fill Up Your Pool?
Posted 28 May 2007 - 01:19 PM
Our water pressure here isn't good at all. It will take DAYS to fill up a 24 ft. pool.
Posted 28 May 2007 - 01:39 PM
Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:09 AM
Better to have a water company haul in clean water for the initial fill up. IF you close the pool correctly in the winter, you should only have to top off the
pool and bring the water level back up above the filter inlet and returns.
When I installed my new pool (about 11K gallons) I did so using my garden house and town water. I have decent pressure and the pool was full in about
30 hours (which, I understand is pretty good).
Posted 29 May 2007 - 11:38 AM
Posted 29 May 2007 - 12:04 PM
Did you ask the dealer who sold you the pool what others have done? I would call a local pool supply store and ask if they know of anyone. They may have some suggestions.
If filling off the hydrant is your only option, then there ya go. You cold get lucky and have no problems, but don't be surprised if you have a couple of days of clean up before swimming. It's not the end of the world, but it can be a real pain in the rear.
Posted 29 May 2007 - 01:45 PM
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 03:35 PM
I will! I found out that the hydrant puts out 1,000 gallons per MINUTE. That's with it wide open though and they can't put it wide open or it would knock the pool down. We're planning on paying for 2 hours. If it's not full by then, then we'll fill the rest with the hose. Hubby called the City Utilities Dept today and they said it should only take 2 hours to fill it. She also said that for a 13,000 gallon pool, the water consumption charge would be $35 (That's not including the $30 per hour labour fee).
Posted 31 May 2007 - 06:11 PM
If the fire hydrant at the curb has that kind of pressure, I would be concerned why your house has such "little pressure at all". Maybe there is a pressure reducer somewhere that has been cranked down too much.
Posted 01 June 2007 - 05:22 AM
I wondered that too. The pressure INSIDE our house is fine. It's the outside spikets that have such weak pressure. Our next door neighbors said theirs is the same way. Where would a pressure reducer be located?
Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:05 PM
Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:27 PM
The city utilities came out today at 1pm. They flushed the fire hydrant for a long time. Hubby said that thing had some POWER. The force of water blew all the neighbors gravel away from their driveway. They got it all up and put it back before they left.
After it was flushed really well, they turned the pressure way down. It only took about an hour to fill a 27 foot pool and cost us $65.
Posted 08 June 2007 - 11:03 AM
Kids are LOVING the pool. They don't mind the cold water. It's reading 71 degrees....brrrrrr.
Posted 13 June 2007 - 07:41 PM
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:09 AM
I'm filling it from my hoses right now. I estimate it will take 40-50 hours, with both hoses running. I checked with a water delivery company in Massachusetts and they were going to charge about $250 per truckload, and the trucks only hold 6,000 gallons, so it would have cost me $1000, and it would still not have been quite full.
My situation is a little different from the rest of the responses here. I have no fire hydrant nearby, and we are not on town water. We have a well. I'm trying to watch the pressure on my well pump to make sure it doesn't drop below, say 25psi, and I'm trying to run it for only about 8 hours a day. At this rate, it will take about 5-6 days to fill.
I hope I don't burn out my well pump, or start pumping mud, but I'm crossing my fingers and watching things carefully. If I get really desperate, I'll have some of it brought in by truck, but I don't want to pay that much if I can help it.
Besides, I'm actually finishing my installation while it's filling (hooking up the pump, filter, & hoses).
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