Should We Fill Our Pool With A Water Truck?

With the construction of your brand new pool is already completed, or you just had a repair done to your pool, can lead to pool contamination if your pool is left empty. Without the water, your pool is just an empty area in your backyard. Pools are made to hold water and get used to its weight and pressure. Taking away the pool water may lead to pool damage on the floor, walls, and liner.

Some pools aren’t designed to withstand the pressure and weight of the surrounding surface when it is empty. This is why most of the pool owners make sure they start filling their pool right away so they prevent further pool problems. It is best to not leave a pool without water more extended periods of time.

One of the best options to refill your pool is using a water truck. Below we have attached the following chart to help you find out how much your pool will hold. This is estimating with your water level halfway up the skimmer opening. I say this chart is within 100 gallons give or take.

Round Pools

48″ Height52″ Height54′” Height
Pool SizeU.S GallonsPool SizeU.S GallonsPool SizeU.S Gallons
12′3,40012′3,68015′5,980
15′5,31015′5,75018′8,610
18′7,65018′8,28020′10,620
21′10,41021′11,27024′15,300
24′13,60024′14,72027′19,360
27′17,21027′18,63028′20,820
30′23,00030′23,900
33′27,83033′29,000

Ovals Pools

48″ Height52″ Height54″ Height
Pool SizeU.S GallonsPool SizeU.S GallonsPool SizeU.S Gallons
12’x24′6,80012’x24′7,36015’x30′11,950
15’x30′10,62015’x30′11,50018’x33′15,780
18’x33′14,02018’x33′15,18018’x40′19,120
21’x41′22,000

Next up for consideration is water delivery tanks hold up to 9,000 gallons and cost around $375 for a local delivery. You also have the option to get a half of a tank but it’s not half the price. The price for a half tank is roughly $225 for a half tank delivery.

The average cost for a typical 24′ round which contains 14,700 gallons is going to cost you about $80 to $160 with a water hose. The price is going to vary on your location and your local water supply cost. You can always get the exact numbers by calling your local water company for the rates. Many assume it is the cheapest to get their pool filled by a water delivery truck but that’s not always the case.

Water delivered to your home by a truck is not the only option but one of the best for filling your pool. Pool water delivery is another term for moving the water to your swimming pool by land. This method of filling the pool is certainly one of the easiest and fastest ways but the price should be also considered. Let us start filling our knowledge with the factors we should know about filling our swimming pool with a water truck. 

Pool Water Delivery    

Your garden hose and the pool pump supplies water at a slow rate. Check online for a local supplier and order for a pool water delivery, easy as that. Now that everything can be delivered straight to your home, why not a truck of pool water? 

Once you already have your pool water supplier, prepare for a fast filling action. The pool water supplier has its own water source and if not, they will locate a water source as close to your pool as possible. They just can’t connect to a fire hydrant, instead, they will find a metered hydrant where they will ask for permission to get water. The truck can now deliver the pool water from the source to the swimming pool. The trucks will use a heavy-duty hose and must be lay flat on the ground for a quick pool filling. 

The number of trips the truck will take to completely fill the pool with water will be based on the size of the pool indicating its water volume. A typical truck can handle about 9,000 gallons of water. First, the pool owner must determine the pool size to know how much water is needed to be delivered.

Know Your Pool Size

You can determine how much your pool holds in gallons of water or the pool’s volume. The pool volume can be calculated by including the depth of the pool with its surface area. Different pool shapes have different calculations finding its volume. For accurate calculations, the pool should be divided into various areas according to the pool’s depth. 

Here is the formula that you can use to find the accurate volume of your pool for your pool water track delivery.

Constant depth square or rectangular pool 

Pool length times its width multiply by its depth resulting in the pool’s volume in cubic feet. Since every cubic foot has 7.5 gallons, multiply the cubic feet result by 7.5 to get the pool’s volume in gallons.

Length x Width x Depth x 7.5 = Volume (in gallons)

Variable depth square or rectangular pool

Same computation as a constant depth pool, but you just take the average depth by adding the deepest depth with the shallowest depth and multiplying it by 2. 

Length x Width x Average Depth x 7.5 = Volume (in gallons)

Circular pool

In every circular shape, 3.14 or the pi is a mathematical constant. In finding the volume of a circular pool, you need to multiply pi by the average depth of the pool multiply by 7.5 multiply by the squared radius or the one-half the diameter. 

3.14 x Radius Squared x Average Depth x 7.5 = Volume (in gallons)

Fill the Cost

Another factor to consider is the price of the water pool delivery. A water tanker can hold up to 9,000 gallons. If your pool needed just half of the tanker, the supplier cannot give you the half amount due to the water volume but they consider the total service they will provide. 

The costs are depending on your location and your local water supply markets. You can get the exact cost by calling your local suppliers to let you know their rates. The pool water delivery rates usually include the sewerage charges and of course, the water usage charges. For some pool owners, filling through water trucks assumes it is cheaper with other ways of water filling. 

Other companies may deliver water through trucks that are already treated for swimming pool use. Most of the trucking companies have the ability to do so while other places forbid the companies from treating water due to some environmental concerns.

Pool Filling Considerations

A truck loaded with water can be quite heavy, so the yard must be solid and able to handle the truck’s weight as it repeatedly crosses on your backyard. Move any obstacles such as a fences, hanging branches and animals for easy water filling. 

Since the water pool is coming from a remote location, you won’t have to hook up any gear to fill your pool. Just make sure that the delivery truck has access to the pool. If you are concerned about the safety and want to supervise the filling, schedule the appointment when you are at your home. 

The biggest consideration here is that the price you are paying is for your convenience. A faster way to enjoy the pool with newly filled water. Get your phone now and don’t be afraid to shop around and get your pool water truck appointment.

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