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    Topping off the pool

    After going through the shock process and several backwashes, my pool is starting to get a bit low in the skimmer. We have a well hooked up to our outside water spigots. What do you all think about topping off the pool this way or should I run the hose down into the basement and fill off city water? I need to raise it maybe a inch or inch and a half. The well water is super cold, taste awesome but is pretty hard. We had a lot of issues when we used the well to 100% fill our intex several years ago. Would this small amount make a huge difference or should I just go off city water and now worry about it?
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    Re: Topping off the pool

    If it were me, I would use the city water.
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    Re: Topping off the pool

    Check the well water for metals before using it to fill the pool. You don't want to add any metals if you can avoid it.
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    Re: Topping off the pool

    Simple enough answer, I know we have some metals in the well. That was the issue we had to fight with when filling the intex pool. I will run a hose to the basement. Pool is looking good and I don't want to do anything that can change that.

    Thanks!
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