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Refilling my swimming pool

Postby Usinspain2578 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:26 am

I will need to refill my swimming pool after it being relined in a few weeks time what is the best way from the mains water or can you still buy water in tankers, if so anyone know approx costs
POOL SIZE
8 MTRES x 4 MTRES, DEEP END 2 MTRES, SHALLOW END 1.5 MTRES
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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby casita-bonita » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:02 am

You'll need around 60cu to fill it. Around here 4cu truck is 60euros, 7.5cu is 90euros... Better hope that it rains a lot...
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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby spanish_lad » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:10 am

is it illegal to use "town water" ? if we filled 60m3 it would only be 60€ for the lot.

might take about a week to do it tho.
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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby casita-bonita » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:57 am

Blimey your town water is cheap....
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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby marios » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:12 pm

Yes filling my 8x4 pool is about 200 euro approx 45-50 cu

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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby casita-bonita » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:32 pm

Likewise, and due to regrouting we are doing just that.. Where's that rain when you need it?
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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby El Cid » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:36 pm

The water tariffs depend on where you are. It it's the first time you have filled the pool, it's worth checking to avoid a surprise when you get the bill.

I have a friend in Torrox and the charges go up in stages depending on how much water you have (presumably during the month). I his case they go very high and it will cost him over €1000 a fill.

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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby spanish_lad » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:57 am

casita-bonita wrote:Blimey your town water is cheap....
Yes, it is only 1€ per m3. Our landlord was horrified that the bill was 30€ for two months in the summer, because we had a sprinkler on in the garden :wtf:

It does vary alot from town to town - my girlfriend used to live in Alhaurin de la Torre and she tells me that the bill was around 60€ a month for her apartment :thumbdown:
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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby Beachcomber » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:10 pm

The most recent prices for Alhaurín el Grande were published in 2013 and are as follows:

Up to 50m3 - €0,47
Between 50m3 and 120 m3 - €0,85
Between 120m3 and 300m3 - €1,11

The water is pure and potable and comes from underground springs in the mountains.

The piped irrigation water comes from the same source and costs €0,10 per cubic meter but it is not purified.

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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby gerrynag » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:48 pm

We had a similar problem, when we had work done on our pool and need it emptying. Decided the cost of using tankers was too expensive, so just used the mains water, took about 3 days or so to fill 50 cubic meter pool. Apparently, you are not supposed to do it, but I am sure most people do. If you can, try to do it over two payments periods, so its not so obvious.

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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby telboy » Tue May 26, 2020 1:38 pm

Had a Facebook notification from our town hall that it is absolutely necessary to contact them before refilling a swimming pool with town water. Maybe this is just a reminder of the legality of it, or are they are wanting to now enforce some sort of licence.

The notification didn't have a Junta or local town hall letter heading so I assume it's just a warning/reminder.

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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby olive » Tue May 26, 2020 3:32 pm

How would that work for people without facebook?

maybe all people with swimming pools have a facebook.

Maybe for municipalities with limited storage a draw of say 75 cu metres in one day would be a big hit especially on a hot weekend.

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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby spanish_lad » Sat May 30, 2020 12:39 pm

olive wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 3:32 pm
How would that work for people without facebook?

maybe all people with swimming pools have a facebook.

Ive often wondered that myself. My girlfriend and i dont have any social media accounts.

Its like events that happen.. We only find out about things when its reported about afterwards.. We never saw it advertised anywhere before hand so missed out on whatever it was.
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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby Beachcomber » Sat May 30, 2020 12:54 pm

Neither do my wife or I but we have registered with the town hall via our digital certificates for notifications that may affect us. We even applied for, and were granted, permission to burn garden waste etc by internet application where, in the past, it has always been necessary to go to the town hall to apply.

If push came to shove Idon't think 'notification by Fakebook' would carry much weight especially given the fact that 80% of the accounts are either fake or multiple accounts operated by a series of individual scammers. I believe this is commonplace over most antisocial media platforms which totally destroys their credibility.

I think someone has already suggested filling the pool over a period that spans two billing cycles which, though not foolproof, does help to make it seem less obvious what you have done.

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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby spanish_lad » Sat May 30, 2020 1:03 pm

Beachcomber wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 12:54 pm
Neither do my wife or I
i knew that from previous posts, but i didnt want to mention your name (or anyone else's - not my job)

Beachcomber wrote:but we have registered with the town hall via our digital certificates for notifications that may affect us.
thats interesting, now that i have one, i might try that - do you know if the service is avaliable at all town halls ?

Beachcomber wrote:I think someone has already suggested filling the pool over a period that spans two billing cycles which, though not foolproof, does help to make it seem less obvious what you have done.
while naughty, that is a good idea i suppose, unfortunatly doesnt that mean filling it for 6 months via a drip feed :lolno:
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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby Beachcomber » Sat May 30, 2020 1:27 pm

The number of town halls that now have a 'Sede Electronica' has increased drastically over the past few years. If your town hall has one it will probably be shown on its home page with a link to it.

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Re: Refilling my swimming pool

Postby spanish_lad » Sat May 30, 2020 1:28 pm

Thanks beach i will look into it.
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