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    Filling a pool with "undrinkable" well water

    We bought a house with a well and were told that the water was "undrinkable" but that it was ok to fill the pool with. We've lived here about 10 years and filled the pool from the well without thinking about it.
    Recently children have been added to the family and their swimming has concerned me as they swallow so much pool water and get so much up their nose while swimming.
    Does anyone else do this? Does anyone know around what it would cost to test the well water? is the amount of water they would drink minuscule enough to not have an impact?
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    Re: Filling a pool with "undrinkable" well water

    Welcome to TFP!

    What makes it non potable?
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    Re: Filling a pool with "undrinkable" well water

    I'd have the water tested at a lab.

    It could be that it's too close to the leach field and bleach will handle anything or it could be something terrible.
    A Guide to Water Quality Testing for Private Well | MassDEP
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    Re: Filling a pool with "undrinkable" well water

    98% chance it is fine. Water is water and all of it is drinkable.....once you get out the impurities.

    How are you testing your pool water? If you have a good kit, test your well water and report back.
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    Re: Filling a pool with "undrinkable" well water

    I usually test it with the basic red drop yellow drop kits. Wish I'd have just asked the people when we first bought the house wait what do you mean by that?

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    My neighbor has a well also, if I asked about his well do you think water quality would be the same?
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