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Old 03-09-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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Often folks on a well are concerned about both the pump running for a long period of time and the amount of water available to them.

Water restrictions on public supplies in times of drought is another reason.

Frank
Ah...thank you!
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: NC
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we have a well and im not going to run it dry to fill a pool LOL

i got in touch with a guy out in creedmore who does it - quoted me about $150, which seems reasonable I guess.

in case anyone needs the info its truitt and the number is 919-528-3136
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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What's the static level, depth, and gpm of your well? Being that your pool will only require ~3000 gal. of water I think you'd be fine using your well if it's not less than 3gpm.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: NC
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i probably could, but its a community well, and i try to think about the impact i COULD have on my neighbors. the last thing i want is 20 families without water because i wanted to fill my kids pool LOL. rather pay to have it filled, then just top it off with the hose as needed....

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Um, totally stupid question...

You can't use a hose? That's how we fill our pool (inground)...I've had pools my whole life and in different countries...just used the hose...is there no hose?

Please educate me (and sorry I posted with no helpful info).
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What's the static level, depth, and gpm of your well? Being that your pool will only require ~3000 gal. of water I think you'd be fine using your well if it's not less than 3gpm.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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i probably could, but its a community well, and i try to think about the impact i COULD have on my neighbors. the last thing i want is 20 families without water because i wanted to fill my kids pool LOL. rather pay to have it filled, then just top it off with the hose as needed....
I understand your concern but I will say that since you are on a community well 3000 gallons won't put a dent in the reserve tank since a multi-family well has to have at least a 50gpm refill rate. You really would be fine using your hose.
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Wait for heavy rains.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Did you try calling the water department of the nearest town that has city water?
If they don't provide it directly, they should be able to give you the name of someone who does transport bulk potable water to/for contractors (filling tankers that spray down road work etc.)
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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Call Four C's Hauling. They are located in the Garner area and deliver pool water all over the Triangle. I don't think they will bring you less than 6,000 gallons (thats considered a truck load and the max they can carry). If you pool is 12' x 3' Deep, then you will need 4,510 gallons. I think they charge $275 for a truck.

Call either: 919-291-6222 or 919-291-8805. These are the cell phone numbers of the owners.

Good luck.
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