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Old 05-29-2018, 01:07 PM
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We don't have a pool.

A newbie in my neighborhood just had an in ground pool added. I was surprised to see 2 taker trucks off loading water to his pool the other day. When I was a kid we used 2 methods, 1 was the garden hose, which took a day or 2. The 2nd time we filled it we barrowed a hose from the vol. fire dept. and hooked it to a hydrant and opened her up. This was much faster and as kids we were jumping in and out of super cold water in a matter of a couple of hours.

I never thought it would be worth the money to get water trucked to the house. What do you all do?
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Cheaper and quicker than city water. I had it delivered when I put my pool in also
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In areas like mine where we are all on wells, it is common to see a pool water truck. Even more so in drought conditions.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
We don't have a pool.

A newbie in my neighborhood just had an in ground pool added. I was surprised to see 2 taker trucks off loading water to his pool the other day. When I was a kid we used 2 methods, 1 was the garden hose, which took a day or 2. The 2nd time we filled it we barrowed a hose from the vol. fire dept. and hooked it to a hydrant and opened her up. This was much faster and as kids we were jumping in and out of super cold water in a matter of a couple of hours.

I never thought it would be worth the money to get water trucked to the house. What do you all do?
how did you open the hydrant?
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I use the well under the pool that was set up to lower the water table when the pool was built. going on 50 years now. water chemistry of the well water sucks. I have to spend a lot of money on chemicals to get it right. Very low PH, no calcium but I can fill it within a day.

My brother was telling me they refinished their pool and it had to be filled quickly for the color of the finish to stay consistent as it dried and they brought it trucks. I took only a few hours.
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If your city lumps your sewage based on your water usage fill out an abatement.

Or pay $500 bucks for a pool fill.
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Yep, that's what we do when we set a fiberglass pool. It needs to be filled to prevent any potential for popping due to ground water. Its also faster and easier to order a truck load of pool quality water, it comes pre treated and balanced. They tint it purple. The fire company, at least around here, don't do fills anymore. Too much liability involved and the deal was if needed for a fire they could pull water from your pool. This dosnt work out to good for people with high water tables and the potential for pool damage. I use water on wheels, about 700 for a tank load.
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Also when I called the city about getting a rebate on the pool water they told me to come in in six months with the water bills and they would do an average then adjust it. When I added in the time, having to go to the Utilities dept. and the little bit of discount they were going to give it was cheaper to order two tankers. Hell just not having to go to MLK Blvd. and show up at the water dept. was worth it.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:38 PM
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how did you open the hydrant?
I guess your not from the city, LOL!

You knock the 5 sided top off the hydrant and are left with a 4 sided piece of steel, you apply a monkey or pipe wrench to it and turn. Of course you take one of the caps off first, connect a hose and you run it to the pool. As city kids we did all summer long to cool off, except we didn't add a hose, you'd cub a pair of folded hands in from of the flow and spray everyone. It was a street party until the FD or cops arrived.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post


how did you open the hydrant?
you can buy a hydrant wrench all day long from a lot of construction supply houses, as well as online. Around here a quick call to the water department will get permission. I hydroseeded my yard a couple of years ago, and because the water usage was only about 4,000 gallons they said not to worry about the cost. We use roughly that amount monthly, and water bill under $20.

For larger/longer term projects they will come out and put a high flow meter on the hydrant and bill the water. Flow rate is the main objective of using a hydrant. Filling a water truck for a grading project, or a line water tank for a well drilling rig being typical applications.
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Old 05-29-2018, 03:43 PM
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I use bottled water.
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Originally Posted by bayfisher92 View Post
If your city lumps your sewage based on your water usage fill out an abatement.

Or pay $500 bucks for a pool fill.
Yep. That's how I did it when I got my pool resurfaced. The company that did the resurfacing had the paperwork, and I just had to show it to my water provider. I had to pay the excess for the water, but not sewage, or something like that.

12 months later, I got an extremely high water bill. Turns out that my water meter became home to a bunch of bees, so the guy was unable to read the meter. They used an estimate which was essentially an exact copy of my water usage 12 months ago. That extra 20,000 gallons was pricy. Got it sorted, though. They used a lower estimate, and settled it the next month once the bees were evicted.
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My county water department allowed me to take a meter reading when I started filling mine and a reading when filled and Inonly had to pay the water portion and not sewer on the water. Approx 18,000gl. .
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https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/...82851031.htmlA Fort Lauderdale Police officer is facing a one-day suspension after he admitted to filling up his home's swimming pool with water from a city fire hydrant.Officer James Hayes was given the suspension for "engaging in conduct unbecoming a police officer," according to a police department internal affairs memo.The memo said an anonymous letter sent to internal affairs in December alleged Hayes had accessed the fire hydrant in front of his home to fill the pool, which the city doesn't allow.
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https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/...82851031.htmlA Fort Lauderdale Police officer is facing a one-day suspension after he admitted to filling up his home's swimming pool with water from a city fire hydrant.Officer James Hayes was given the suspension for "engaging in conduct unbecoming a police officer," according to a police department internal affairs memo.The memo said an anonymous letter sent to internal affairs in December alleged Hayes had accessed the fire hydrant in front of his home to fill the pool, which the city doesn't allow.
Dumb ass, he should have done it at night. Who taught him to be a police officer? Even then you run it through your neighbors yard and under the fence to your pool.
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I had 3 tankers at $750 total.
our well water has too much iron in it.
Clorine and iron turn the water yellow and with a blue liner, it looks green. It's very hard and expensive to remove the iron so it was worth the money.
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:58 PM
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O don't get it why don't they (water company) charge you for pool water
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:05 PM
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Call Zephyrhills home bottled water delivery. 5 gallons at a time!
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
O don't get it why don't they (water company) charge you for pool water
why would they not? Their cost basis in the product and delivery of it is significantly higher than $0.00

besides, how do they differentiate between someone filling a pool vs using a lot of water?

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Old 05-29-2018, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
I guess your not from the city, LOL!

You knock the 5 sided top off the hydrant and are left with a 4 sided piece of steel, you apply a monkey or pipe wrench to it and turn. Of course you take one of the caps off first, connect a hose and you run it to the pool. As city kids we did all summer long to cool off, except we didn't add a hose, you'd cub a pair of folded hands in from of the flow and spray everyone. It was a street party until the FD or cops arrived.
We’d open hydrants for kids in some neighborhoods and we even had a modified cap that would turn the hydrant into a huge sprinkler! Not sure this goes on in NYC anymore.

Kids in some neighborhoods figured out the magnet from their boom box and a large wrench could open the hydrant without damaging it.
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