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Pool Filling FAQs

Swimming Pool Water Delivery and Filling Services

It’s that rare time of year for Northeast Ohio when we shake off the cold of winter and get ready for nicer weather. Better weather means it’s time to get some use out of your swimming pool. Did you know that Distillata offers swimming pool water delivery? If you’re filling your pool with water for the first time this year, let us handle the hard work while you relax and enjoy your pool.

We have specialized trucks to complete water delivery for pools. This unique service comes with questions. We created this FAQ section so you have everything you need to know about having your pool filled by one of our water haulers.


Why not just use a hose?

This is common for people who are filling their pool with water for the first time. Filling your pool with a hose is certainly a sensible and viable solution. However, it takes an average of 12-24 hours to fill even a small pool.

Can you fill a pool with well water?

You should not fill your pool with a hose if you are using well water. Doing so imposes a risk of damaging your well pump and/or running your well dry.

What type of water will I receive?

We will fill your pool with either our artesian spring water or distilled water.

What size tanker truck do you use?

We have 2 sizes of tanker trucks that complete water delivery for pools that are 4000 gallon and 6200 gallons; your pool size will determine which one is used.

How much does it cost to fill a pool?

The cost of pool filling is .10 per gallon for 4000 gallons or .09 per gallon for 6200 gallons or more.

How do I determine how much water I need to fill a pool?

We will figure that out for you! Simply provide us with the dimensions of your pool and we will determine how many gallons it will take to fill it. Or you can use these simple equations:

Above Ground Rectangle and Round Pools: Length of pool x Width x Depth x 5.9 = Gallons needed

Above Ground Oval Pool: Length x Width x Depth x 7.9= Gallons needed

In Ground Pool: Length of pool x Width x Depth x 7.5= Gallons needed

(Average Depth = shallow end + deep end divided by 2)

When will the delivery be scheduled?

We do our best to schedule your pool filling within 48 hours. During the busy spring months up to 5-business days’ notice is appreciated.

How long does it take to fill a pool?

Our swimming pool water delivery process will take approximately 45 minutes to empty one tanker. There is minimal set up time and transportation time in between tanker deliveries (depending how many will be needed to fill your pool).

My house is far from the street, how will you get the water in the pool?

We are equipped to fill pools that are no more than 300 feet from the street.

How do I pay for my pool filling?

We require payment in full of a credit card before the delivery is made.

Do you repair and/or service pools?

No, we are not equipped to repair or service pools.

How soon can we use the pool after it is filled?

You will need to consult with a pool expert to establish what chemicals should be added once you pool is filled. The standard wait time as directed by the chemicals should be applied.

Is there a minimum amount of water you will deliver?

There is a 4000-gallon minimum for delivery.

What areas do you service?

We are located out of Cleveland and service most of Northeast Ohio! You can check to see if you are in our delivery area and set up a pool delivery today!

Do I need to be home on my delivery date?

Yes, we do require that a responsible party over the age of 18 be home while we fill your pool.

Swimming Pool Water Delivery from Distillata

We’ve been serving the Northeast Ohio area for over 120 years. Whether you are an annual customer or filling your pool with water for the first time, our family-owned company is ready to serve you. Give us a call today at (800) 999-2906 or fill out a form to learn more about our pool filling services.

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