You finally did it. You bought a pool. Your family is filled with anticipation. The neighbors are green with envy. The floats are ready to go, and the sunscreen is on.
But there is one minor detail to address…water. You’re wondering how to fill a pool that looks like this giant empty space. We’re here to tell you that there are two options: fill the pool with a water truck or do it yourself using a 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. When your family is chomping at the bit to dive in, that may as well be an eternity. Forget this plan if you are using well water, you will burn up your pump or leave your home without water for days.
Don’t get me wrong, people have been using the hose option for years and it is certainly sensible, but people often forget about the second option. A water hauler.
A professional water hauler can have your shiny new pool filled with high-quality water in a matter of hours. The best part is there will be absolutely no effort on your part. In addition, this is a great way to check for any potential problems. With a hose, a set it and forget mentality is being used. No one watches it and issues are not detected until it is too late. When you hire a water hauler, there is a watchful eye looking for leaks and any other issues.
When you’re thinking about whether you should fill your pool with a water truck or hose, remember that with a water hauler you’re not just paying for the water. To provide even further assurance, it is always a good idea to have your pool installer present with at least the beginning of the first fill. That is simply not possible with a garden hose due to the amount of time it would take to fill.
Pool filling costs less than you think with all factors considered. The average homeowner uses about 12,000 gallons of water per month. The average pool is somewhere between 15,000- 30,000 gallons. Using that simple math, it stands to reason that your water bill will at least double when you fill your pool for the first time from a hose. For just a few more pennies per gallon, you could enjoy more time splashing with the family and alleviate any hassle associated with the task at hand.
Simply call to schedule your pool filling with at least 48 hours’ notice. We (or your water hauler of choice) will estimate the amount of water needed based on your pool measurements. On the day of the delivery, your first truck will show up at the scheduled time, park on the street and run a hose from the tanker truck to your pool.
Then the fun begins.
Our truck will begin pumping away filling your pool in just a short period of time. Once complete, the next truck will be dispatched. We use either a 4000 or 6200-gallon truck requiring at least two trips to smaller pools, more for larger. As the pool fills, our driver will watch for potential issues (but, keep in mind, he or she will be a water professional, not a pool professional). Soon your pool will be full and ready for swimming (you will need to consult with your installer on how to chemically treat the water before diving in).
Cleveland summers are short, and we recommend you not waste a single second of it. If you can buy more time by finding a better way to fill your pool, take it.
Now that you know the difference between filling your pool with a water truck or a hose, you can make the best decision for your summer. At Distillata, our pool filling service saves you time and hassle. Request a pool filling quote today to get started!