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When is the best time to fill my pool and why?

When is the best time to fill your pool? The warmer the weather, the faster that swimming bug hits all of us. In my opinion, THE SOONER THE BETTER! So when the sun starts peeking through those rain clouds maybe it’s time to open your pool. You might just need your pool topped off with water. When the weather is consistently around 70 degrees during the day, it may be time to open the pool. Leaving your winter cover on during those hotter days lets daylight through the cover. Exposing the water to the sunlight will cause algae to start to form under the winter cover. When this happens all you are doing is getting behind. It is hard to catch up the hotter it gets. THE SOONER THE BETTER. Pollen can also be a pain. The best thing to do is get the winter cover off of the pool as soon as you can and start to circulate the water. This will let your swimming pool pump and filter system do their job to make your job as a happy swimming pool owner easier. Depending on your swimming pool pump and filter system you want to keep the water as balanced as possible to keep your yearly operating cost low throughout the year. Balancing your swimming pool water with pool chemicals is cheaper in smaller doses. When the pool water is out of balance it’s more expensive to get it back to the desired levels we all like. Opening your pool later does not equal less money spent. There really is no right time to open your swimming pool. There are a lot of factors that may cause you to do it sooner or later in the spring. THE SOONER THE BETTER if you are like me, I like to get things done so I can move on to the next task. For me, the task in the spring is in the yard. Who likes the yard? I do but, man it’s a lot of work. So open the pool first, get the pool water balanced, get the pool clean, then you can focus on the yard. You know why I like doing it this way, is if you get tired of the yard, GO SWIMMING man that feels good!!!

Maybe you have drained your pool, if so it can be refilled with fresh water. Maybe you have done maintenance to the swimming pool that has initiated a pool refill at the beginning of the season. Throughout the season the water delivery prices are usually very consistent. Scheduling your water delivery in the spring usually guarantees a faster response time because of the demand. Prices may vary from season to season. The 2014 swimming pool season is here.

New Pools: If you purchase a new pool and have it installed, the best time to fill is THE SOONER THE BETTER. Different contractors have different opinions but let’s go over a few scenarios.

Above Ground Pools: If you are installing or getting an above ground pool installed I recommend starting your garden hose and let a couple of inches of water run into the pool. While you are doing this you can make sure there are no wrinkles in the bottom of the pool. If the wrinkles are not out as the water rises it will make it harder to remove the wrinkles and could cause the wrinkles to be permanent. Slow filling your pool can damage your swimming pool liner. The exposure of sunlight on the swimming pool liner can cause the pool liner to shrink and could maybe void the manufacturer's warranty (I would check the warranty on the liner). Usually, on any above ground swimming pool, we could have the pool filled within a couple of hours. We try to work with all swimming pool installers to setup up pool water delivery times that work for them to make the pool filling process as easy as possible.

In Ground Vinyl Pools or Vinyl Liner Changes: I want to make the swimming pool filling process as easy as possible, for the swimming pool homeowner and the swimming pool contractor. Scheduling a water delivery in advance helps guarantee the pool water is delivered on time. We can usually fill an in-ground swimming pool in 3-4 hours depending on the size of the pool. Once a couple of loads of water have been delivered the pool installer can complete most of his task. Depending on the installer some wait until the water starts to fill up before they make the skimmer, and return cuts to the pool liner. Some installers make the skimmer and return cuts as soon as possible. A fast swimming pool fill can increase the life of the pool liner. Overexposure to sunlight can cause the swimming pool liner to shrink and cause the pool liner to not fit correctly. This is why I always recommend a swimming pool professional to do any kind of work on the pool when work is needed. Davis Water Service has multiple methods that we use so that no damage is done to the swimming pool during the pool filling process.

Concrete Pools: Depending on the outside temperature this process may need to be done faster than a garden hose can produce the water. On those hot days, concrete swimming pools need to be filled up faster than normal. The water actually helps keep the swimming pool cool and helps the concrete curing process. If the curing process is done too slow or too fast this may cause damage to the swimming pool. We try to work with all swimming pool contractors to set up a delivery time that works with their schedule. A fast and on-time delivery team makes us THE BEST OPTION. We have certain procedures in place to fill concrete swimming pools fast and without causing damage to the swimming pool. Since 1978 we have been filling swimming pools with water.

With a few easy steps, the swimming pool water can be ordered and scheduled. Please fill out the form online and your order will be submitted. While online it will give you a price according to the zone that you live in. If there is no price given please continue on. We will contact you and discuss those delivery options on an as-needed basis. In some areas, we have different swimming pool filling options and we don’t want to price it one way if there is a cheaper pool filling option. Once the order has been submitted you will be contacted by a Davis Water Service representative. We do like to make sure that all of the information that was submitted online is correct. It wouldn’t be very fun if the water was delivered to the wrong address?

While we are filling your pool our delivery team would be glad to have one of those cheeseburgers off of the grill. So when you schedule your water to be delivered it would be a good time to schedule all of your friends and have a good old-fashioned cookout. After you cookout, we might just have your swimming pool filled. Of course, that would depend on how big the cheeseburger is!!!!

On a serious note thank you for your continued support. For over 35 years we have and will continue to offer unmatched service. Our team has a combined 100 years and on the job training. With your support we have and will continue to help throughout the community and where we are needed. Since we are a family-owned business, local is better. From our family to yours THANK YOU.