Can you fill an in-ground swimming pool with well water?
Yes, it's ok to fill from a well. It is smart to have the water tested. A pool supply comapny should be able to do this. The exception would be filling from a shallow well that may contain pesticides or petroleum (gasoline or oil). This can happen when older storage tanks rust through and the product contaminates the ground water.
There are a number of things that are required to keep an inground swimming pool maintained. Some things that are necessary are to clean the skimmer basket daily, vacuuming the pool at least twice a week, and brushing the sides of the pool once or twice a week to prevent stains. It is also necessary to use pool chemicals to assist in keeping the water clean and safe.
You can but be careful that there is not a great deal of ground water around the outside of the pool if you have one make sure the hydrostatic valve at the bottom of the pool will allow water from below the pool to enter the pool as it is supposed too. if there is a great deal of ground water the danger is that your pool will float out of the ground.
I need to drain my inground swimming pool I have never done this I know that I use a hose but I don't know where to place it and how get the water flowing my pool has been very neglected newly divorced and need help please. Or can I just treat the existing water with chemicals and always cleaning my filters clean. Thank You very much in helping me if someone can.
A drained swimming pool will be more dangerous to anyone who could fall into the pit. The pool will need fencing around it that is sturdy and anti-tamper proof. What are your plans for rain water when it fills during a storm? What are your plans for when you have a lot of rain and the water table surrounding the pool rises enough to make the pool float out of the ground????
In simplest terms, an above ground pool pump is a flooded suction pump, which means the water level must be higher than the pump for it to operate, and an inground pump has the ability to draw water up from a level lower than the pump. The engineering and structure of these two different types of pumps is what makes them work the way they do. This means that, in a typical installation, you could…