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    Filling up Intex pool

    Hi everyone
    I'm filling up my 26 ft round above ground Intex ultra frame pool for the first time. I started filling with hose yesterday around noonish. It's now near 8 in the morning. It still is about a third filled or maybe even less. It's not leaking. I walked around it all yesterday checking, plus I went under the line before I started to add the water to check for holes. Is this normal for such a big pool to take so long?
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    ohhh yes, I used 2 hoses and it took almost 24 hours... it also depends on you pressure and volume, I have about 50 to 70 PSI and a 2 inch supply coming to my house... with a 1.5 inch supply, 20 to 30 PSI and 1 hose may take 2 or 3 days

    Grab another hose and it will go faster but remember your filling over 16000 gallons
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    Thanks Cowboycasey! Yes only one hose. It's not yet a third up. Oh well. Too cold to do anything yet anyways but wait. Thanks again
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    Yup, my 16' takes almost 16 hours to fill with a garden hose.
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    Just a side note. If you are on a well, you will be doing your well pump a favor if you can run two hoses. It helps keep it from cycling on and off.
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    Don't be surprised when the water is green. Tap water is surprisingly green. It will clear up in a week or so.
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    I live in the city. As it is now with one hose, the rest of the hose water pressure is very little. I shut it off for an hour to run a quick dish washer last night, so don't this a second hose would give me any water thru out rest of house.
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    Any pics of that monster pool Mike?
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    Hi Casey
    I'll sure try. Lately I haven't been able to save a file small enough to get it to fit a thread
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    Upload the pic to photobucket, copy the IMG code and paste it in your post.
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    Use a host service, like Photobucket. Upload your photos, the copy the [IMG] link and paste it into your TFP post.

    I can't remember how long ours took, we started and stopped more than once.
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    Like others have said, it takes a long time to fill. It's close to 15000 gallons and the hose can only do so much.

    Just a heads up tho, something to check out, you may be able to contact your water company and complete an affidavit so you won't have to pay sewer charges on the pool water. It runs about $90 in water to fill my pool (26' same as you). Sewage would have cost me an additional $135 if I had not submitted the affidavit. You give beginning and ending meter readings on the affidavit. Here, the water company gave me the numbers over the phone.
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    Thanks for the advice Angie! I already called, no such luck
    Anyways, it's an inch from being filled. I shut the water off this morning so we could do laundry and run dish washer. Started it up again tonight at 6 and about an inch left to fill. So it took about 2.5 days to fill. It dropped to below freezing last night so water is still only in the 50's. My daughter still wanted to go swimming tonight. She went up to her knees on the stairs and went in the house. Thanks for all the comments
    Mike
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    Re: Filling up Intex pool

    I remember opening my pool one April and my daughter harrassed me endlessly to go swimming, I finally got sick of her pestering me n told her to get in. She did not last but a quick minute!
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