Can you fill a pool with a garden hose?

Author: Dr. Brian Kovacek MD  |  Last update: Monday, May 23, 2022

You can fill your pool with a hose from the tap, just like you would with city water. But remember that you'll be moving many thousands of gallons of water through your softener system, so be sure to factor in the cost of salt and the electricity required to pump the water to your pool.

Is it cheaper to fill a pool with a hose?

1. Have the water trucked in. It fills up the pool quicker and costs the same amount if using your hose. When you use your hose you have to pay sewer fees.

What is the cheapest way to fill a pool with water?

At an average of $0.004 per gallon, city water is the most inexpensive and most popular option. For 15,000 to 30,000 gallons, you'll pay between $60 and $120.

How long does it take to fill up a pool with a garden hose?

Most people head to the hose, and that is a viable solution if you are a very patient person, have multiple hoses and are not using well water. The average pool can take 12-24 hours to fill and that is only if you have a few hoses chugging away.

Will 2 hoses fill a pool faster than 1?

Splitting that into two lines will not likely double the flow rate as there is a pressure drop, but it should increase the total flow rate considerably. I would expect it to almost double, but not quite.

How Long Does It Take To Fill A Swimming Pool?

Is it safe to fill a pool overnight?

Although it may take several hours to fill your pool completely, make sure that someone is available to continuously checking on the pool. It is never recommended to leave your home during this time or to fill your pool overnight.

Can I just fill my pool with dirt?

Filling your pool with dirt is the fastest and most affordable way to get rid of a pool because there's no need to remove your concrete or metal shell. This saves on both labor and hauling costs. However, filling a pool with dirt is still a delicate process that requires careful preparation, drainage, and demolition.

How can I fill my pool fast?

What Is The Fastest Way To Fill A Big Pool? The fastest way to fill a big pool is by using a water delivery service, or a city fire hydrant. Note that using city fire hydrants to fill your swimming pool requires special permission from your local fire department, and rules differ from state to state.

Can you use a fire hydrant to fill a pool?

With the warmer weather recently, some people were thinking of filling up their pool. However, if you are filling a pool, you shouldn't use a fire hydrant. While using a hydrant may be quicker, it can be very dangerous.

Can I fill my pool with soft water?

Soft Water Must be—Harder!

The trouble in filling a swimming pool with softened water is that “soft water” may seek to balance itself by leeching calcium directly from pool walls—causing the pool's plaster or tile grout to dissolve, corrode and eventually crumble.

Can you fill a swimming pool with well water?

As we said above, you can fill your swimming pool or hot tub with well water. In fact, it's one of the least expensive options, especially compared to a pool water delivery service. Some people choose to fill their pools with city water or municipal water from their house, but not everyone has this option.

Is hose water safe to swim in?

While the quart or so of water that was setting in the hose may have some chemical contaminants in it, by the time that is diluted into thousands of gallons of water, it's of no concern. That is of course assuming that your swimming pool is not your primary source of all drinking water.

Will my well run dry if I fill my pool?

Will I Run My Well Dry Filling A Pool? You will not run your well dry filling a pool unless the well has a low flow rate. If the flow rate of the well is lower than 150 gallons per hour, then you can run the well dry while filling a pool.

Can I fill my pool with municipal water?

This comes at an additional cost, but the costs are significantly less than sourcing replacement non-potable water for your pool, and as touched on above it's illegal to fill your pool with municipal drinking/tap water. With these these methods of saving water, water restrictions and your pool can coincide in peace.

How do I fill my above ground pool?

Hook hose to water outlet and fill your above ground pool to 15 inches while working out any wrinkles in the liner. Fill the pool to the middle of the skimmer using your hose or have bulk water delivered. Fill the container with water from the pool and take it to a local pool store for analysis.

How long does it take to fill a 10ft by 30 inch pool?

For the smallest Intex Easy Set, that's 10 feet in diameter and has a depth of 30 inches, it will take about 1.5 hours for it to be filled up to 80% of its capacity using a hose with a 12 GPM flow rate.

How long after you fill a pool Can you swim?

Chlorine/non-chlorine chemicals – When adding chlorine or non-chlorine chemicals to “shock” your pool after a fill-up, wait about 24 hours or until levels are approximately 5 ppm. If you'll only be adding liquid chlorine, it's generally safe to swim after about 4 hours or until levels are 5 ppm or lower.

Should I backfill around my pool?

Above-Ground as In-Ground

The pool must be filled prior to backfilling to prevent pool wall collapse and the water level in the pool must always be higher than ground level by at least 1 foot.

What do you backfill a pool with?

It's expensive to truck out bad fill, and truck in gravel, but good backfill material is important against the pool walls and as support for your pool deck. If you do need to bring in more suitable backfill material you want a good gravely mix or just plain gravel or any compactable material.

How warm does it need to be to install pool liner?

Extreme heat will cause the vinyl pool liner to expand too much to the point where you will never get the wrinkles out. Conversely, installing a vinyl pool liner on a very cold day will cause the vinyl to constrict and potentially tear. Ideal installation temperatures range between 50° and 80° F.

What is the normal water temperature for swimming?

Pool water temperatures typically run between 78 and 82 degrees. Any cooler than 78 and you may come out of the pool shivering. Any warmer than 82 and you may feel like you're taking a bath.

How tight should pool liner be?

Fill it up and it should stretch and push the wall out. It's buckled because its a tight fit. When installing unibead and j-hook liners, just imagine the pool as a clock. Lay the liner in the pool and center it in the bottom.

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