Unused deep well to fill pool?

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Michael2k

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I need 18,000 gallons of water to fill my pool. The well that services my home cannot support this demand. We have a never-used deep well (321') on the property that has water in it.
This well is approx 200' from the pool. Is there a pump that can be used for this application?
Any suggestions?
 

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What is the diameter of the well? Well casing is steel?

It would be good to know how far down the water is.

There is a pump, as long as the casing is 4 inch ID or bigger. If that is 4 inch steel, you would probably want to use a "3 inch" pump instead of a "4 inch" pump. A 4 inch pump is OK in 4 inch PVC.

Other things to consider is what kind of fill rate you want, and what will you do to shut off the pump if the well needs time to recover?

What kind of wires are run there, will you run new wires, or will you power the pump with a generator?

Will the water need treatment for iron? Orange inside toilet tanks of nearby houses with wells that don't have water treatment is a clue.
 

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Was the deep well one that was utilized previously, but was replaced by your current well? If so, what caused the well to be replaced and abandoned?

Has the water been tested for safety and other problem conditions as previously mentioned? Comparing your or neighbors current water conditions maybe inconclusive particularly if the comparison water is obtained from a a different aquifer.

What leads you to conclude your current well cannot supply the required volume? Perhaps you consider the flow rate will need to be higher than the recovery rate for the well. If that is the case, limiting the flow rate to below the recovery rate for the well will take longer to fill the pool, but may provide the volume needed while allowing the well recovery to meet or exceed the flow rate being removed from the well.

As it appears you will need to purchase a pump and other equipment so as to utilize the deep well, maybe modifying your current pump system with a Cycle Stop Valve will allow the pool to be filled over several days and also supply water for regular use without cycling the pump to death.
 

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Yeah if your current well can't supply enough water to fill the pool ,the abandoned well probably won't either. But like Bannerman is saying, a 1 GPM well will make 1440 gallons per day, you just need a Cycle Stop Valve so you can slowly fill the pool without cycling the well pump to death.
 

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You can just fill the pool from the house well by running it from bed time to wake up time. It may take a few days. Is the pool a vinyl liner or concrete? You should know the iron content of the well water before using it. If the iron is high, when you add chlorine it will oxidized the iron and turn it to rust that will stain.
 
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