We were just discussing which way we thought would be best to fill our pool when the time comes.
We are on a well, and it is hard water, plenty of calcium, lime, iron, and other grit.
We can really tell a difference in our water since getting the water softener, our faucets no longer get that white buildup on them, the strainers don't get plugged with junk.
Now when we filled our 16' Intex Quickset we just used a hose from the yard faucet, the water looked fine, but we did have some very fine grit on the bottom we had to vacuum out, (used to get the same stuff in the bottom of the tub).
So we know this is one option, but we are thinking about filling with water that has been ran thru the whole house inline sediment filter & water softener.
My question is, who here has done it this way, and how much did you fill before you regenerated the softener?
I have looked at the manual and searched the internet about how to calculate the amount of water we can get before it has to be regenerated, but so far I haven't been able to figure it out, all I know is the manual says once it reaches a certain point it will auto regenerate, (which takes up to 3.5 hours), and while it does it's thing all the water bypasses.
We like the idea of "Pre Filtering, and Softening the water" before it goes into the pool, but need to know how often we will need to cycle the softener, (it won't bother us one bit if we have to cycle the softener twice a day, we just need to get a clue about it).
500, 1000, 1500, 2000, 5000 gallons?
Our softener is a Kenmore 300 Series, I know that is not enough info for an exact figure here, but getting in the ball park will help.