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    Filling a swimming pool.

    Is anyone knowledgeable about filling a swimming pool in Thailand. One builder has said just to fill it from the underground water we use for the house by the hose and not to buy river water. (about 1.5 days he says) and another builder says to buy water but not to get from underground. I am concerned about calcium levels but even more concerned about the cost of the water in Pattaya. It is going to be salt anyway but that shouldn't affect anything.

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    Fill it by hose using the same water you use in the house.

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    Does it really matter the original source of the water, surely it will be balanced at some point with various chemicals/Chlorine/Salt and filtered sparkling clean through the filter.

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    It's a lot faster to hire a few trucks to fill it- it can take days if you use the hose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    Does it really matter the original source of the water,
    River water will have all manner of bacteria, algae and silt in it.
    Why use it when there is filtered water already on site.
    The extra day to fill it is not important

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    It's a lot faster to hire a few trucks to fill it- it can take days if you use the hose.

    plus your pump would get stressed!

    we just got a few truckloads, not so cheap but you only need do it once

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    Truckloads is the way to go.

    If your worried about these minimal costs now just wait until you get your first electricity bill.

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    Swimming is great.
    Probably the next bestest thing to floating about a bit.

    As a water saving device, don't invite fat people over.
    If you are a bit shy about directing fat people to somebody elses pool, just take out your neighbours for an expensive night and feign something has happened.

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    what about if your pool is empty?

    swimming is a bit weird, and floating is quite painful

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    No matter how you fill it, make sure your filter and chlorinator are ready to go or you may have to empty it out and start again.

    I doubt it is that critical what method you use to fill but quicker is generally better.

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    If I remember rightly the large trucks of water were 200baht per load, small 1,000 liter ones 100baht, hardly a great expense using the large ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    If I remember rightly the large trucks of water were 200baht per load
    was that when you were a boy?

    5000l truckload B1500 recently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Truckloads is the way to go.

    If your worried about these minimal costs now just wait until you get your first electricity bill.
    Hi, I have been thinking of putting in a pool, 15m x 10m x 1.5m, what sort of expenses do you think would be involved for electricity to maintain a pool of this size?

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    ^

    That's a pretty big pool- it depends on our filtration system, of course, but I would say ~1.5K-2K per month at least- probably more.

    Edit- I estimate I pay around 2K per month for electricity for a 10m x 5m x 1.5m pool- your pool would be 3x bigger- it wouldn't cost triple, but probably closer to double.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winstonthedarkone
    Hi, I have been thinking of putting in a pool, 15m x 10m x 1.5m, what sort of expenses do you think would be involved for electricity to maintain a pool of this size?
    just find out what pump size you would need

    then find out how long that pump will take to change the water twice

    then multiply that time in hours by the wattage of the pump

    so if you need to run the pump 4 hours a day, and it is a 1.5 kw pump, you would use 6kw a day
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    Can you get that artificial water in Pattaya?

    It's a Chinese made product, and is probably ok for a swimming pool, although i wouldn't drink it.
    If you put some of that chemical in it that makes piss turn blue, and it didn't turn blue, you could probably risk drinking it - the water, not the piss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    5000l truckload B1500 recently
    300 baht a meter ?

    That's a lot

    Use the tap then

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    Well you lot have me very worried now
    when i finally retire to Thailand will I be able to afford to keep my pool full ..

    What would be water loss per week per week in Thailand ?
    yes we all know that the evaporation rate of water from a swimming pool is fairly easy to calculate; given you have access to a psychrometric chart or a water vapor tables. W=(A (69.4+30.8 (V)) / Y )(Pw-Pa) W = lb / hr of evaporation.
    A = surface area of the swimming pool. V = mean wind velocity (mph). Y= Latent heat (approx. 1000). Pw - Sat. Vapor Press at water temp (in Hg).
    Pa - Sat. Vapor Press at room air temp (in Hg),
    but I've heard that "Splash-out" water is probably a much more significant source of water loss especially if a lot of you friends are gigantic fat bastards ?
    and I'm also worried that when water temperatures are high and air temperatures are cold (especially at night) will this will just suck the water right out of the pool?


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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    but I've heard that "Splash-out" water is probably a much more significant source of water loss especially if a lot of you friends are gigantic fat bastards ?
    Splash out can still be calculated, but in reality is probably just best avoided.
    This can be done subtely by installing a turnstile at the pool entrance. Make it a given girth, thus eliminating fat, and rather frankly, grotesque wobbly bellys from entering.

    If some lardies still get through, issue them with a huge rubber ring to fit around the pool, and pay off the Thai responsible for the Tsunami warning klaxon.
    Head for high ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    will this will just suck the water right out of the pool?
    Don't be daft.
    It's a myth.
    Check out Snapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Winstonthedarkone
    Hi, I have been thinking of putting in a pool, 15m x 10m x 1.5m, what sort of expenses do you think would be involved for electricity to maintain a pool of this size?
    just find out what pump size you would need

    then find out how long that pump will take to change the water twice

    then multiply that time in hours by the wattage of the pump

    so if you need to run the pump 4 hours a day, and it is a 1.5 kw pump, you would use 6kw a day

    Andy you need to double the pump size as that of WTTDK 225 m3 thats a lot of water,if you use a 1.5Kw will turn over 28 m3 per hour, so 8 hour to turn the pool over.
    Also the filtration he would need semi commercal size sand filter.


    Anway lets get but to the OP tap water would be OK & the cheepest.
    Don't use bore water unless you have a resin filter on the bore water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    yes we all know that the evaporation rate of water from a swimming pool is fairly easy to calculate; given you have access to a psychrometric chart or a water vapor tables. W=(A (69.4+30.8 (V)) / Y )(Pw-Pa) W = lb / hr of evaporation.
    A = surface area of the swimming pool. V = mean wind velocity (mph). Y= Latent heat (approx. 1000). Pw - Sat. Vapor Press at water temp (in Hg).
    Pa - Sat. Vapor Press at room air temp (in Hg),
    You sure your on the right forum?

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    Just put a sign outside your house, in Thai, stating free swimming pool. It will soon be filled with all the neighbours kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi
    Andy you need to double the pump size as that of WTTDK 225 m3 thats a lot of water,if you use a 1.5Kw will turn over 28 m3 per hour, so 8 hour to turn the pool over.
    fair enough, I was just giving him an example to understand how to calculate the cost

    anyway, so 8 hours a day at B4 a unit, say, so B32 a day which would be B1000 a month

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    If you have a lot of people using you swimming pool you should turn the water over 3 to 4 times per day

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