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    I need water

    Im having my liner replaced next week and was curious if it would be better to find someone with water truck that could fill my 27,000 gallon pool or just use the garden hose? The guy doing the liner replacement said use the garden hose and it will take a couple days. I called the fire department and they said it may be cheaper and faster to hire someone to bring a truck. I live in southern MN, does anyone have any referrals to send my way??
    Thanks for your time!! Have a safe and Happy 4th my pool friends
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    Re: I need water

    27,000 in a couple of days with a garden hose???? It took me 2 days for 8,000 with my garden hose and my neighbors garden hose.
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    Re: I need water

    Figuring that you can get about 5 to 6 gpm out of a water hose, it'll take you about 4 days to fill it.
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    Re: I need water

    A couple of sources for trucked water have been mentioned here, fire departments (donation to volunteer department?) dirt track race tracks usually have water trucks, and road building companies usually have water trucks. Another suggestion has been to prefill a temporary pool and drain/pump it into the main pool, won't fill it at that size but a good head start.
    Dan D
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    Re: I need water

    What are your water rates? In MN I would think its cheaper to fill from the hose. If you have metals or other undesirables in your water, then I would consider having water brought in.

    I live in Shoreview, MN. My water rates are $1-$2 per 1000 gallons depending upon my usage. I think it would be tough to get water trucked in for less than $50.

    When I had my liner replaced a couple of years ago, it took me about 36 hours to fill my 27,000 gallon pool. I used 2 hoses from 2 faucets and I have pretty good water pressure.
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    Re: I need water

    Looks like I pay $2.25/1000 gallons for the first 10,000. Then $4.50/1000 gallons after 10,000 gallons.
    27000 gallon in-ground with an Aqualink RS, Jandy Plus 1 hp pump, Aquapure 1400 swg, Jandy CL460 cartridge filter, Jandy LX gas heater, Polaris 280 cleaner with a pb4-60Q booster pump, and an automatic pool cover.

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    Re: I need water

    Another way I've seen it done is a metered fire hose from a fire hydrant. Then pay your regular rate off that meter. Avoids the sewage fee if that applies to your water bill.
    Dan D
    Used 2003 Aqua Leader 27'x52", 17,800 w/10" hopper, SwimPro SW256T 250# sand filter, Hayward PowerFlo LX pump 1hp impellor, Emerson 1 1/2 hp motor, setup Aug 2012 Summer 2011 used Summer Escapes Ring pool 14' x 42", Intex 1600gph sand filter, HTH 6 way test kitTF-100 w/stirrer, Well water @ FC=0, PH=7.2, TA=290, CH=320

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