Here is something else to discuss/help me with besides all this expansion stuff. I bought one of the small inflatable pools from Intex for my wife and kid this summer. I'm trying to fill it but I have a shallow well and its making me nervous. I only need like 900 gallons, but the pool filling places I called can only bring a minimum of 4500 gallons. Not sure what I should do. I go out and fill it for about 15 minutes and then let it sit for 30 minutes, but I'm still nervous, and at this rate its going to take a long time to fill. Any suggestions?
Very OT: Filling a pool from a shallow well.
that's what the Big Ten would be doing if they selected teams from the Big East to their conference
Haha. +1 for you.
i genuinely don't know how wells work. it may be a loathsome task but i would perhaps suggest calling well specialists and ask about the rate they refresh
my god, i could not know less on this topic if i tried.
That post is full of WIN.
(Which is also what I would expect to do much more of if those teams joined.)
Get the truck, fill the pool, then dump the rest of the water into your well.
haha. That may work, but my yard would be flooded for a week, and the neighbor probably wouldn't be thrilled either. But if I look on the bright side, I'd have a filled pool and I wouldn't havet to mow for awhile.
In that case, just ditch the pool and swim in the yard. You could invite your neighbor to join you.
I like it. I can do the same thing in the winter time. Then I can have a hockey tournament in my whole yard. Just don't hit the house.
Have you considered a top hat and a junk shot to deal with the excess 3600 gallons?
I like it.
Fill it with cheap beer.
This is the best suggestion yet. As long as the yeast doesn't pull me down, like it did to Landfill on Beerfest.
put what you can in your well, then donate the rest to a worthy cause, or tryo to find others with a similar problem and perhaps split the 4500 somehow.
drink the rest.
or call the fire dept...........they will usually come out
One of my many jobs during college was building swimming pools. Most, if not all Fire Depts will fill a pool for a "donation". We advised people not to use them since most were filling their trucks with water from local creeks or streams for pools. Ones that use city water are much better because it takes a very minimal amount of chemicals to get it to pool levels.
I wouldn't use the well especially as we're coming into the dry season unless where you are at doesn't get dry in late summer.
and fill it with as many Ohio State fans as possible...
Oh, thought we were mentioning OSU jokes....
Call the local fire department, many times they will fill [the pool] for a donation.
As far as filling up from a well, this guy at Yahoo Answers sounds pretty knowledgeable:
Your well always has water running into it. When it is full, that small flow does little or nothing to stir up the sediment on the bottom. When the level in the well gets low enough, the water flowing into your well stirs up the sediment.
Filling a pool from a well is time-consuming when done right.
If you can measure the well water depth(as in a dug well), try not to pump out more that 1/2 the water at any one time.
It should take several days to fill a pool with a well, a couple hundred gallons at a time. For first time filling, I recommend getting your water trucked in. Then just use your well to top off when evaporation, or splash out occurs.
FWIW, we used to have an above ground pool when I was a kid. I remember we would fill it from the well, it just took a long time. But I was a kid, and it felt like everything took a long time.
Your well may or may not be able to fill your pool in one shot. If it doesn't the water will return, but how fast it returns depends on what type of geology your well is drilled or driven into. Some shallow wells produce a heck of a lot of water. If you're still weary after reading this, call a well driller and have them do a sustainable yield test.