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    Filling in pool after replaster

    Hi! We are replastering our pool and I was curious if its a lot of money to fill the pool in from empty. Is there an economical way to do it other than just turning on the water? Thanks!
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    Re: Filling in pool after replaster

    Sometimes your local water authority/company will charge you for fresh water only instead of charging for both fresh water and waste water since you won't be flushing this water. Try giving them a call.
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    Re: Filling in pool after replaster

    Your rates are about $1.55 per ccf (hundred cubic feet) for fresh water and $6.59 per ccf for sewer. Your pool holds 33.3 ccf (24,907 gallons). That means that you will pay about $51.62 for the fresh water.

    The sewer looks to be capped at 18 ccf, so you will only pay for the amount over your other usage but capped at a total of 118.62. As was noted, you can contact the water company to see if there is an allowance for filling a pool.

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    http://www.charlestonwater.com/download ... report.pdf

    If you have a well, that might be cheaper, but it will often not be worthwhile unless the water is very good.

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    Re: Filling in pool after replaster

    If you have a well, that might be cheaper, but it will often not be worthwhile unless the water is very good.
    Adding emphasis to the last part of that statement, I would suggest well water as a last, least favorite option. A very high percentage of pool water issues we see here on the forum comes from high iron content well water.
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    Re: Filling in pool after replaster

    Also adding to the well issue. Most wells won't handle pumping enough water out of them at one time to fill a pool. They'll usually run dry before you get that much water out of them. Just something to be aware of.
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    Re: Filling in pool after replaster

    I just called the water dept and they do offer a bill adjustment! Thanks so much everyone!!
    IG Gunnite Pool Size: 25K gallons (20 x 40, 3'6" to 6" depth) with 2 huge Baker Hydro cartridge filters under the skimmer baskets on the suction side, 2 mech timers
    BRAND NEW PLASTER! Quartzscapes/Diamondbrite, Newer Polaris 280, Brand New Hayward Maxflo VS, Brand New Pentair Intelichlor
    I will conquer the black algae this pool season!!!

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