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Pool Filling- Hose vs. Hauler

Pool Filling- Hose vs. Hauler

You finally did it. Your family is filled with anticipation. The neighbors are green with envy. The floats are ready to go and the sunscreen is on.

You bought a pool.

But, there is one minor detail to address…water. How the heck do you fill a 20,000-gallon pool? 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 r.

The average pool can take 12-24 hours to fill and that is only if you have a few hoses chugging away. 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, there is an alternative.

A water hauler.

A professional water hauler can have your shiny new summer toy 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, it this is a great way to check for any potential problems. With a hose, a set it and forget mentality is adopted. No one watches it, issues are not detected until it is too late. When hiring a water hauler there is a watchful eye looking for leaks and any other issues. 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.

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I know what you thinking…the cost.

Pool filling costs less than you think with all factors considered. The average home owner uses about 12,000 gallons of water per month. The average pool is somewhere between 15,000- 30,000 gallons. Therefore 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.

How does it work?

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, I for one try my darnedest to not waste a single second. If I can buy more time then you better believe I will.

Save some time and hassle…skip the hose, use a water hauler instead.

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