Filling a Pool this  Weekend? Get a BIG discount from your Waterboard!
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Filling a Pool this Weekend? Get a BIG discount from your Waterboard!

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Found 26th May
Just a quick tip, if you are filling up a reasonably sized Pool this Weekend or Summer Holidays (such as this deal I posted) then you may want to contact your Water Board and ask them for their Sewage Discharge Discount!

Water Bills consist of the cost of the water supply and usage to your property, as well as the use of the sewerage system. In most cases in an average household, water that is used generally ends up down the drain and in the sewers, hence the charge. In the case of Pools, the water doesn't return to the sewers, so the Water Board knock off that charge, making it much cheaper to fill the pool!

Anglian Water now charge me £1 per Cubic Meter of water, which is equivalent to 1000 Litres. That means my pool (posted in this deall) costs around £4 to fill, after the discount! Bargain!

You simply need to contact the Water Board and ask them for their Sewage Discharge Allowance to be applied to your account as you are filling in a pool, and they will ask you to take a meter reading immediately before filling the pool, and immediately after. Submit the readings and they do the rest!

Sit back and enjoy Weekend!

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MRW people with swimming pools at their home complain about the cost of filling it up with water...


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In case you were wondering, this is the pool that OP paid £4 to fill
http://www.wetedgetechnologies.com/img/products/showcase/56c339d14d73b/57d18ecace951.jpg

We are not on a meter so if you want some of ours just bring a bucket X)

dewonderful

In case you were wondering, this is the pool that OP paid £4 to fill:D


No it wasn't, it was this one.http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/2014/06/24/lagoon8.jpg
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The title makes it sound very unappealing ... like a pool full of 'sewerage discharge' X)

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derp1664

The title makes it sound very unappealing ... like a pool full of … The title makes it sound very unappealing ... like a pool full of 'sewerage discharge' X)



Bahahaha! So it does, let's fix that ;-)

Absolutely brilliant post. I don't have a pool, but I commend you for providing such an excellent tip for those who do!:)

MRW people with swimming pools at their home complain about the cost of filling it up with water...


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any discounts on waterboarding?

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davidbrent

MRW people with swimming pools at their home complain about the cost of … MRW people with swimming pools at their home complain about the cost of filling it up with water...



Not a complaint I'm making, I got a pool knowing I had to pay to fill it with water, I just posted this as a lot of people will be filling them up this weekend and summer holidays, and as this is HUKD, we all love a bargain so passing on the info!

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mittromney

any discounts on waterboarding?



Not that I am aware of but there may be one for motorboating ;-)

LondonTTB

Not a complaint I'm making, I got a pool knowing I had to pay to fill it … Not a complaint I'm making, I got a pool knowing I had to pay to fill it with water, I just posted this as a lot of people will be filling them up this weekend and summer holidays, and as this is HUKD, we all love a bargain so passing on the info!



I know, was just having a laugh. I just wanted excuse to use that gif really.

In case you were wondering, this is the pool that OP paid £4 to fill
http://www.wetedgetechnologies.com/img/products/showcase/56c339d14d73b/57d18ecace951.jpg

dewonderful

In case you were wondering, this is the pool that OP paid £4 to fill:D


No it wasn't, it was this one.http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/2014/06/24/lagoon8.jpg

mittromney

any discounts on waterboarding?

Just copy the MOD in on an order of 5 gallons of peroxide and you'll get waterboarded for free.

Admin

This is a great idea - pushed to the homepage Nice one @LondonTTB

davidbrent

MRW people with swimming pools at their home complain about the cost of … MRW people with swimming pools at their home complain about the cost of filling it up with water...



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It's a 10% discount so you saved about 45p on the cost of filling your pool, less the cost of the phone call, if you pay per call. Hardly the deal of the century and there's likely to be water shortages if we have more record weather this year.

Don't most people empty their paddling pools? As you don't want stagnant water sitting there forever. Unless you really do mean a 25 metre swimming pool in your house, which is a very small sub-section of HUKD.
If you empty your paddling pool in a few days/weeks/months, it will return to the sewerage system?
Edited by: "Firefly1" 26th May

^ Was just gonna post this, surely the water eventually goes back into the sewerage system?? oO

Why? You'd empty it on the grass wouldn't you?

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Firefly1

Don't most people empty their paddling pools? As you don't want stagnant … Don't most people empty their paddling pools? As you don't want stagnant water sitting there forever. Unless you really do mean a 25 metre swimming pool in your house, which is a very small sub-section of HUKD.If you empty your paddling pool in a few days/weeks/months, it will return to the sewerage system?



Well, I use chemicals in mine (chlorine) in a floater, a filter pump and a lid so it stays clean all summer. Needs topping up once a season and I empty it at the end of summer. It does return to the sewers but I guess people sometimes dump it on the garden, etc

We are not on a meter so if you want some of ours just bring a bucket X)

edwardw121

Why? You'd empty it on the grass wouldn't you?



Well I would empty it into an area that drains away quickly, most likely somewhere that has a drain. Otherwise your garden is soaked with thousands of litres of water - I guess it depends if you have a small or big garden as to whether that's an issue. It also depends to the size of the pool as to the quantity of water being released/flooding your garden.

We're not on a meter either though, fortunately, with the amount we get through
Edited by: "Firefly1" 26th May

When I empty my pools I just let it go across the lawns, good for the orchards too.

Also if you're laying / seeding a lawn you can get a discount.... I saved about 7 quid and didn't need to provide readings

LondonTTB

Well, I use chemicals in mine (chlorine) in a floater, a filter pump and … Well, I use chemicals in mine (chlorine) in a floater, a filter pump and a lid so it stays clean all summer. Needs topping up once a season and I empty it at the end of summer. It does return to the sewers but I guess people sometimes dump it on the garden, etc



Last year we only had our 8ft pool up for around 3 weeks. I was using chlorine tablets and putting the filter on every evening for about 1 hour. If the pool is filled up this weekend, are you actually saying that the water will be ok up until the end of August, with only the need to top it up a bit? I didn't know if I wanted to keep a pool up for that long if it would need to be emptied a couple of times over the Summer and re-filled? Thank you.

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Sophiasky

Last year we only had our 8ft pool up for around 3 weeks. I was using … Last year we only had our 8ft pool up for around 3 weeks. I was using chlorine tablets and putting the filter on every evening for about 1 hour. If the pool is filled up this weekend, are you actually saying that the water will be ok up until the end of August, with only the need to top it up a bit? I didn't know if I wanted to keep a pool up for that long if it would need to be emptied a couple of times over the Summer and re-filled? Thank you.



We turn on the filter each evening and turn it off each morning. We also have a pool lid to keep out any nasty bits and bobs, and also stops the sunlight during the hours it isn't in use.

We also use a floater and 1 chlorine tablet (20g) every few days overnight (alongside the filter) and remove it when we get in, and this keeps the PH levels nice and correct.

The water will be fine all summer, as it's filtered for nasty bits and the chlorine kills the germs. You can do as we do and take about a third of the water out halfway through summer and top it up with fresh, and everything's good to go :-)

Get a well. Locally (Suffolk) prices are about £1000 installed and working (hole; pump lining ect) and then no water bills artall for the garden. Licences not needed for abstractions of 20 cubic metres or less a day.

gov.uk/gui…ter

dewonderful

In case you were wondering, this is the pool that OP paid £4 to fill:D


Hey, what are you doing coming round to my place photographing my paddling pool X)

I will make do with dipping my toes in the sink.

M1sterDeeds

I will make do with dipping my toes in the sink.



Well la-dee-dah, Porcelain Princess! Cold flannel over my bits, that's living.

If you live in a block of flats without any garden or parking, make sure that you call them up to query their calculation of 'soakaway'. After all, technically speaking, no rainwater is falling on your property that is diverted to the public sewer or drains.

Testy56

If you live in a block of flats without any garden or parking, make sure … If you live in a block of flats without any garden or parking, make sure that you call them up to query their calculation of 'soakaway'. After all, technically speaking, no rainwater is falling on your property that is diverted to the public sewer or drains.



How about you do it and then tell us about it.

In fact jesus christ no don't even tell us about it

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M1sterDeeds

I will make do with dipping my toes in the sink.


Splish splash! Hope you have fun!

we are expecting thunderstorm and a lot of rain this weekend. just leave the pool uncovered and will fill up for free.

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rollmesome

we are expecting thunderstorm and a lot of rain this weekend. just leave … we are expecting thunderstorm and a lot of rain this weekend. just leave the pool uncovered and will fill up for free.



No bother, the rain won't dampen my spirits, I keep the pool warm with one of these

LondonTTB

No bother, the rain won't dampen my spirits, I keep the pool warm with … No bother, the rain won't dampen my spirits, I keep the pool warm with one of these:p



now we have electricity costs to worry about. COLD!

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rollmesome

now we have electricity costs to worry about. COLD!



Bahahaha, whoops! (_;) I like to be warm in a pool, unless it's a REALLY hot day, then I like the cold.
Edited by: "SmilingT" 26th May

LondonTTB

We turn on the filter each evening and turn it off each morning. We also … We turn on the filter each evening and turn it off each morning. We also have a pool lid to keep out any nasty bits and bobs, and also stops the sunlight during the hours it isn't in use. We also use a floater and 1 chlorine tablet (20g) every few days overnight (alongside the filter) and remove it when we get in, and this keeps the PH levels nice and correct. The water will be fine all summer, as it's filtered for nasty bits and the chlorine kills the germs. You can do as we do and take about a third of the water out halfway through summer and top it up with fresh, and everything's good to go :-)



Thank you for giving me some advice, much appreciated.

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Sophiasky

Thank you for giving me some advice, much appreciated.


No problem, always happy to help!

Testy56

If you live in a block of flats without any garden or parking, make sure … If you live in a block of flats without any garden or parking, make sure that you call them up to query their calculation of 'soakaway'. After all, technically speaking, no rainwater is falling on your property that is diverted to the public sewer or drains.



We have an actual soakaway of our own with all guttering leading to it, United Utilities give a £40/pa discount.

I drink a cup of my own **** every morning and they give me a discount of 25p per day.

Do you need to prove you have a pool? Just give them 2 readings after running the tap for a bit and get discount without a pool?? Lol
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