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    Filling a pool

    How long does it take to fill an 18000 gallon pool with water?

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    Re: Filling a pool

    How long is a piece of string ?
    Depends on the flow rate of the fill. If you can find that out, let us know. Very simple after that. Use the source to fill a 5 gallon pail, get back to us, or work it from there.
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    Re: Filling a pool

    With a hose, or from a water truck? I filled my pool (approx 27k) gallons with 3 trucks, each of which took about 45 minutes to empty. I was then able to bring the water level up 2 more inches with my hose (strong pressure) in about 4 hrs.
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    Re: Filling a pool

    Is there a cost savings usually with a water truck as opposed to own tap? I saw a pool water truck on road today and figured must be a discount or why would you use them. Aside from time issue to fill
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    Re: Filling a pool

    Depends on where you live. Some places yes, some no.

    Another big driver of trucked in water is what's in the fill water. People with wells that just can't keep up, wells with high iron content, or fill water high in calcium can necesitate trucked in water.
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    Re: Filling a pool

    Right now, my plan is half and half. Not cheap here, but afraid my well maight pump off. Plus, I havent located better water by truck either.
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    Re: Filling a pool

    For me 18k was $600 trucked in or less than $75 with my hose on city water. PB said no brainer use the hose.
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    Re: Filling a pool

    Just checking to see if you had a flow rate established. Let us know and we'll help you figure it out. 18K won't take too long with something reasonable.
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    Re: Filling a pool

    I used well, took from friday night until sunday afternoon but there were stops in between.

    Basic outline and the times are close but not complete

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    Re: Filling a pool

    At 25 GPM it will be full in 12 hours. You likely have much less than that, but you never know until you measure.
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