How to Fill an Above Ground Pool?
It’s the first day of summer, and you can’t wait to jump in your new above-ground swimming pool. You’ve got your bathing suit on, sunscreen slathered on, and a long hose hooked up to an outside water source. Now what? Well, before you start filling that pool with water, there are some things you should know:
First off, make sure the pool is level- if it isn’t, then add or remove sand as needed so that it will be. Next, measure out how much water you plan to use for filling the pool. The amount of water may vary depending on the size of your pool. Still, most experts recommend 2 inches deep for a person who plans to use it for recreational purposes. Once these two steps have been taken, you can begin to fill up the pool. Be sure to check for leaks and other damages before filling it completely full of water. Doing so will save you time on repairs or from having to drain your entire filled pool again!
Once that’s all done, enjoy yourself in your new above-ground swimming pool this summer!
The most convenient way to fill your pool is through city water. However, city or municipal water can be pretty expensive. If your pool is large, you can expect to pay a high amount. You will need to determine how much you can expect to pay. If possible, request a quote from the water department in your city.
Another option you may have to fill up your pool is to use a water delivery company. These companies will bring a water truck to your home and fill up your pool in a matter of minutes. This is the preferable option, although not all cities have these companies.
You may also choose to fill your pool up with a garden hose. This will take more time, but it is generally cheaper than using city water or a water company. It can be difficult to keep an even flow of water into the pool. This is mainly if you have already used city water to clean the filter system and remove dirt or debris.
Another option is to use water from a well if you have one or have access to one. However, well water is not the best option as it tends to contain more chemicals than city water. You will need to use a filter system and possibly add chlorine or another pool sanitizer to clean the water enough for swimming. You may also need to use a softener or purifier just to make the water usable.
In the long run, using well water is not feasible. You can use it as a last resort if all the other options do not pan out. Now that you know how to fill your above-ground swimming pool and know where to source your water from, you can expect to have a fun-filled summer soaking up the sun and making some waves.