We are on a cistern so that is not an option. We have a 1,000 gal holding tank on our cistern to feed our house. If we have to dump, we will be trucking water from my parents who are on city water. I see a lot of trips in our future.First I want to welcome the op, so glad you came here! There is so much help here for you, and dont worry about all the initial learning. It seems overwhelming, but once you understand it fully, you'll be so happy you did this, and will be amazed how easy it ends up being. Right now you probably have the biggest problem that you will ever have. When I put in my pool last year, I filled up my pool with well water, and it ended up really beautiful. You're pool is really good sized, but I have to wonder if draining and starting over with fresh well water might be the easiest and cheapest way for you. But do take stock in what all these people are telling you, they are extremely smart, talented, and happy to help. Whatever you decide, you'll get sparkly clear water eventually.
My husband is actually a captain in Little Rock and on the local volunteer. However they quit doing that around here. Trust me...I wish it were that easy. I would love for that to happen.If you follow the dump and refill advice, call a friend at the local fire dept. Being a small town, I'm sure you know someone. They might be willing to bring you a tanker of water to fill back up with. Never hurts to ask, right?
Yes. My water issues are well documented! Dunkin, you might want to look into having water trucked in. Fortunately, in my area, due to ground water issues, most people around here get their water trucked in and stored in tanks for local usage. So I have a plethora of options for having water trucked in. But it would be well worth it to get stable water trucked in and start fresh. Just a thought. Not without a cost associated, but definitely will reduce your headaches.
I often wonder how well a pool store would do if they just used TFP's methods. Without selling a bunch of chemicals and only the basic things (equipment, filters, chlorine, CYA etc) and telling people just to use liquid chlorine would they even make money? ? Especially when people would realize how easy it is to do on their own.While waiting on your kit to arrive you could definitely get your water tested for metals.
They test it for free @ the pool store in the hopes of selling u products. Metals tests are pretty much the only test we advise using from a pool store. Earlier in the thread someone mentioned the test for iron was expensive- they meant for a person to administer on their own. If you want to buy something from them because they went through the trouble of testing your water you could get some liquid chlorine. Our mom & pop shop here has 12% for a pretty good price.
For what it’s worth I keep a little notebook in my test kit too as my log then i add the info to the poolmath log . I just upgraded to the paid poolmath app so I could add my spa & I’m enjoying it.
[email protected] TFP everyone’s advice is based off of the same basic principles of pool care & chemistry with some extra experience thrown in. Pool store & package instructions are kinda like telling u how to bake a cake without actually giving u the recipe which leaves people feeling lost. Stick with it & keep reading in PoolSchool & before long you’ll feel empowered & have a beautiful pool too! ?
I have checked around me within 50 miles. I have not found a company to provide water service. My parents live about 4 miles and we have plasic 500 gal. water tanks that we may resort to. That's our only option. I wish though!!!Yes. My water issues are well documented! Dunkin, you might want to look into having water trucked in. Fortunately, in my area, due to ground water issues, most people around here get their water trucked in and stored in tanks for local usage. So I have a plethora of options for having water trucked in. But it would be well worth it to get stable water trucked in and start fresh. Just a thought. Not without a cost associated, but definitely will reduce your headaches.