Hey everyone! Last year you all were so helpful to this newbie...we had bought a pool that hadn't been opened in years (and was filled with a thriving ecosystem of frogs, toads & salamanders!) and taught us how to clean, SLAM, and enjoy our watery hole in the ground. Thanks so much---I have raved about you guys to anyone I meet with a pool, and to everyone who came over and asked how we got it so clean!
This year...we need to replace the liner. Hopefully, that will happen in a week or two. Next question...how to fill it with water? We are on a well that's isn't deep enough to fill (and produces very metallic water) so our options are either truck it in (at a cosy of about $1200) or rent a pump and pump it in from a lake about 40 feet from the pool. The lake is not super deep.
I've read a couple of threads here on this topic, but I am still not sure what direction to go in. $1200 is a lot, but I don't want to spend a ton of $$$ on chemistry cleaning up lake water. When someone trucks in water...is it usually clean? Where does it usually come from? Can I filter lake water before it hits the pool...and if so, how? I can't turn my pool filter on until the pool is full, sooo....?
Any advice or experiences is most appreciated! Thanks so much!!