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Old 02-18-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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Default Separate water line for pool?

I hope I'm saying this right, but the auto filler for the pool is on the same line as the rest of the house. How big a deal is it to run a separate line for the auto filler for the pool? Any idea of the cost?
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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Why would you want to, what are you hoping to benefit?
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:22 AM
 
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This is a second home and I won't be there that often. I would like to turn the water off when I'm not there, in case a water pipe burst etc. But I still need the auto filler for the pool though.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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This is a second home and I won't be there that often. I would like to turn the water off when I'm not there, in case a water pipe burst etc. But I still need the auto filler for the pool though.
Install a shut off switch right after the pool line breaks off from the main line.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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Install a shut off switch right after the pool line breaks off from the main line.
Wow, okay that sounds simple enough. Thanks!
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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Wow, okay that sounds simple enough. Thanks!
If a more modern home you should have a place in the garage where you can install a cut off for the house. Normally a loop for a water softener is one such place. Often there is another particularly if your water pressure is high.

Hunt around. More convenient than a yard valve and works the same.

Use ball valves by the way. Gate valves all fail eventually...and generally when you need them.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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I use this one hooked up to the garden hose bib. Has lasted 3 summers.
Marpac Poolkeeper
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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Well I found out I have ONE line running to the house. So it is not possible for me to turn my water off for the house and still keep the auto filler for the pool operational. So I was thinking of other options besides spending thousands of dollars and tearing up my kool deck to run another line.

How feasible would it be to have a company that delivers pool water deliver to me every so often? I realize they usually deliver to fill an entire pool and not just "top" off so often. I just hate leaving the water on all the time while I'm gone. Any ideas or am I just stuck with having to leave it as is?
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Well I found out I have ONE line running to the house. So it is not possible for me to turn my water off for the house and still keep the auto filler for the pool operational. So I was thinking of other options besides spending thousands of dollars and tearing up my kool deck to run another line.

How feasible would it be to have a company that delivers pool water deliver to me every so often? I realize they usually deliver to fill an entire pool and not just "top" off so often. I just hate leaving the water on all the time while I'm gone. Any ideas or am I just stuck with having to leave it as is?
My understanding is the pool can lose as much as 1" of water a day during the summer months through evaporation. The cost of water delivery would quickly add up.

I believe your best bet would be to pay a plumber for an hour of his time and have him stop by your house and look at your particular situation. He could advise on the best route to accomplish what you are trying to do. Every house is going to be a little different depending on the floor plan, etc.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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My understanding is the pool can lose as much as 1" of water a day during the summer months through evaporation. The cost of water delivery would quickly add up.

I believe your best bet would be to pay a plumber for an hour of his time and have him stop by your house and look at your particular situation. He could advise on the best route to accomplish what you are trying to do. Every house is going to be a little different depending on the floor plan, etc.
Actually I've had TWO plumbers and my pool guy all confirm there's not much I can do. So that's why I was even considering this.
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