I am in the process of having my first pool built. Still a few weeks away from being able to fill it, but wanted to get some opinions on here.
One of the biggest problems I here from AZ pool owners is the issue of hard water causing scaling in their pool. I currently have a water softener in my home. I have a soft water loop so all my outside hose bibs are still hard water but the inside of my home has soft water. Call me crazy but is there a good reason for me not to just hook up a hose bib to a faucet in my home and use that to fill my pool for the first time?
I would imagine that I may end up using a lot of salt and having to wait for the water softener regeneration cycles, but are there any downsides to doing this? My auto water leveler is hooked up to a hard water outlet, but if I fill it up initially with soft water, I would imagine it would take a long time for the hard water from the AWL to cause my calcium levels to become too high.
Or another option could be to fill my pool with half hard water and half soft water?
I am sure I am missing something here, but please advice this newbie!