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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:27 am

I want to drain my pool to fix some missing tiles. Filling it again with the garden hose would take days and be lots of wear and tear on the main pump. What have others done to fill their pools? Call in the water truck?
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Post by little italy on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:11 pm

CanuckBob wrote:I want to drain my pool to fix some missing tiles. Filling it again with the garden hose would take days and be lots of wear and tear on the main pump. What have others done to fill their pools? Call in the water truck?

Yes call the water truck

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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:43 pm

Perfect.

Now second issue.......the house is on September 16th which is a very narrow street. The water truck will be blocking the street to other traffic for as long as it takes to pump out all the water from it's tank. Is this something that should be scheduled for an "off hour" or "anytime and let em wait"???
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Post by little italy on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:10 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Perfect.

Now second issue.......the house is on September 16th which is a very narrow street. The water truck will be blocking the street to other traffic for as long as it takes to pump out all the water from it's tank. Is this something that should be scheduled for an "off hour" or "anytime and let em wait"???

Yikes that's a tough one and depending on how large your pool is it might take more than one trip. The filling doesn't take that long, but the noise when the pump starts is quite loud. Ron filled his pool and I think it took about 6 or 7 truck loads. Perhaps asking a neighbor who has had to fill their pool. I'm sure every thing will work out (it always does) and many on this board will have the answer Very Happy

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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:12 pm

The pool is 20,000 litres and I think I read somewhere that these local water trucks hold approx. 10,000 litres so two trucks I suppose.
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Post by Axixic on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:12 pm

You're going to run into this issue again and again throughout your renos with that location. I would say, as a courtesy to neighbours, whenever possible try to schedule for off hours but there will simply be times when you can't.
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Post by Axixic on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:14 pm

I guess there is no way to replace the tiles without draining the pool? No special adhesives you can use or something like that? Because otherwise that water really doesn't need to be replaced.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:39 pm

There actually is but I want the entire pool inspected for potential loose ones, cracks, etc. I can see a few on the very bottom that are starting to look loose.
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Post by solajijic on Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:57 pm

Off hours if possible. That just takes a bit more cash.

It took about a week to empty, repair, clean and refill our central village pool. Probably shortened the pump life by a couple weeks in the long run. We have businesses on our street and trucks blocking for any length of time would not have been welcomed. When we have had materials delivery we block off the parking side so that even though no one could park there cars could get around the unloading truck. And those are scheduled early early for extra cash.

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Post by hockables on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:18 pm

what is the cost of delivery??

?? x 5 or 6 = ??

how much is a new pump ??

maybe you should test your pump to see if its time to change


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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:23 pm

Apparently a 10,000 litre water truck delivery is about $400 pesos. I will need two of them so about $800 pesos total. A pump is worth about $3000 pesos plus the electricty to run it 24/7 for about a week. I will take the water trucks........
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Post by Chapalagringa on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:50 am

We used a truck for a fill after the PebbleTec was installed. I kid you not, the guy went down to the muckiest part of the lake, stuck his hose in it and then brought it over to our house. Seems there was a thread about clean water delivery on TOB last year. You should be able to get some clean water from a truck, just not sure which one it is, and my better half doesn't know of any... :-S

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:49 pm

Jajajaja........yeah I am not really looking for lake water unless it has been treated and filtered.
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Post by joec on Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:03 pm

CanuckBob wrote:Jajajaja........yeah I am not really looking for lake water unless it has been treated and filtered.

Do you have a good sized pump to pump out the water, ekectric or gas with a 2" hose to reach the street? About using those water trucks, they are 10,000 litres each. If you're lucky, you might get some sort of cleanish water, but don't bet on it. You can just shock the pool and it will clear in a few days. Do it at night.

If the street is blocked for a short while, there are plenty of other streets to drive around.

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:22 pm

I have a pool drain that is connected to the city sewer so no need to pump it onto the street.
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