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Are there any problems with using captured rainwater to keep the water level up on your inground gunite pool?

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2008-03-19 10:37:15
2008-03-19 10:37:15

just one i know of...acid rain. make sure you test and keep your water balanced and you'll be fine

Hmm, have you looked into a barrel of rainwater lately? It was probably green. Rain water that has come off of a roof or gutters has a lot of contaminants in it. And why would you want to add water to the pool if it is raining?

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I would be inclined to agree that there is a slightly better chance of picking up the odd algae problem, However I do know one guy that has a rainwater tank that he used for topping up the pool his toilets and his washing machine He reckons he has no problems to speak of ant he never pays excess water rates. Every time I see his pool it looks great

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