How much does pool water delivery cost?
Ashburn, VA

How much does pool water delivery cost?

Ashburn, VA

How much does pool water delivery cost?

$200 – $600average cost per truckload (6,000 gallons)
$400 – $2,400average cost to fill 10,000 to 20,000-gallon pool (2 to 4 truckloads)

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$200 – $600 average cost per truckload (6,000 gallons)

$400 – $2,400 average cost to fill 10,000 to 20,000-gallon pool (2 to 4 truckloads)

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Pool water delivery cost

Pool water delivery costs $200 to $600 per truckload, depending on the pool size, water type, and location. Bulk water delivery costs $400 to $2,400 to fill a 10,000 to 20,000-gallon swimming pool. Pool water delivery service companies charge $30 to $100 per 1,000 gallons.

Pool water delivery cost calculator
Pool size Gallons Truckloads Average total cost
12' round 3,000 1 $200 – $600
15' round 5,000 1 $200 – $600
21' round or 12'x24' 10,000 2 $400 – $1,200
25' round or 14'x28' 15,000 3 $600 – $1,800
30' round or 16'x34' 20,000 3 – 4 $600 – $2,400
18'x36' 25,000 4 – 5 $800 – $3,000
20'x40' 30,000 5 $1,000 – $3,000
20'x44' 35,000 6 $1,200 – $3,600
24'x44' 40,000 7 $1,400 – $4,200

  • Most water delivery companies charge by the truckload, ranging from 1,200-gallon small trucks to 8,000-gallon large tankers. The average truckload is 6,000 gallons.

  • Ask the pool water delivery service company about per-gallon pricing and partial load rates when filling hot tubs or smaller pools.

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Pool water delivery costs by location

Pool water delivery is the fastest and easiest way to fill a swimming pool. Most companies deliver treated municipal water which reduces the cost of balancing with pool chemicals. Some companies deliver pre-chlorinated pool water at a higher cost.

Truckload of pool water cost by region

Water truck delivery to fill a pool costs $200 to $600 per truckload. Most companies fill their trucks with municipal water, so regions with higher water costs have more expensive bulk water delivery rates.

Pool water delivery costs by region
Region Average cost per truckload
Northeast $300 – $600
Southeast $350 – $550
Midwest $350 – $600
Southwest $200 – $500
Northwest $250 – $500

Truckload of pool water costs by city

Water delivery rates are based on municipal water prices plus labor and delivery costs. Delivery in metropolitan cities is often cheaper than in rural areas, especially when delivering multiple loads.

Pool water delivery costs by city
Region Average cost per truckload
Atlanta, GA $200 – $700
Austin, TX $200 – $700
Boston, MA $300 – $800
Bridgeport, CT $200 – $600
Chicago, IL $200 – $700
Cleveland, OH $200 – $600
Columbus, OH $200 – $600
Dallas, TX $200 – $600
Denver, CO $200 – $600
Detroit, MI $200 – $600
Honolulu, HI $200 – $700
Houston, TX $300 – $800
Indianapolis, IN $200 – $600
Los Angeles, CA $200 – $600
Miami, FL $200 – $600
Minneapolis, MN $200 – $700
Nashville, TN $200 – $600
New York, NY $300 – $800
Newark, NJ $200 – $700
Philadelphia, PA $200 – $700
Phoenix, AZ $200 – $600
Pittsburgh, PA $200 – $600
Portland, OR $200 – $700
San Diego, CA $200 – $600
San Francisco, CA $300 – $800
Seattle, WA $200 – $700
Washington, DC $200 – $700

Calculate pool volume for water delivery

Check the pool sales contract or blueprints to find the water volume. Otherwise, find the gallons of water needed to fill the pool using a pool volume calculator or one of the following formulas:

  • Round pool volume – Measure the distance across the widest part of the circle and divide in half to find the radius. Then, use the following formula:

    • 3.14 x radius2 x average depth x 7.5 = volume in gallons

  • Rectangular pool volume – Measure the length, width, and average depth of the pool. Then, use the following formula:

    • Length x width x average depth x 7.5 = volume in gallons

  • Irregular-shaped pool volume –Measure the smaller, regularly shaped parts that make up the overall pool. For example, a kidney-shaped pool is measured as two smaller circles. Calculate the volume in each small section then add the volume figures together to approximate the pool's total volume using the following formula:

    • Length x width x average depth x 7.5 = volume in gallons

A residential swimming pool with freshly delivered clean water.
A residential swimming pool with freshly delivered clean water.

Bulk pool water delivery cost breakdown

Pool water delivery services charge $200 to $600 per truckload or $0.03 to $0.10 per gallon on average. Several factors affect the total cost of water delivery, including:

  • Pool size – Larger pools require more truckloads, increasing water and delivery costs.

  • Geographic location – Rural locations may have limited delivery services and higher rates, especially in areas where pools are less common.

  • Delivery charges – Some companies charge separately for delivery and add mileage or travel fees for more remote delivery locations.

  • Labor costs ­– Most companies include labor in the gallon or truckload rate, with higher rates in metropolitan cities with a higher cost of living.

  • Water types

    • Potable water is safe for human consumption, bathing, and swimming.

    • Treated water is purified with chemicals to remove environmental pollutants.

    • Pure spring water delivery offers the cleanest water without chemicals.

    • Pre-chlorinated pool water is the most expensive but is already chemically balanced for swimming.

  • Extra charges – Pool water delivery companies charge extra for:

    • Same-day, emergency, and after-hours delivery

    • Adding extra hoses to reach the pool

    • Water purification or pre-chlorinated pool water

  • Other services

  • Pool leaks

    • A pool liner costs $3,000 to $7,500 for an inground pool or $2,000 to $5,000 for an above-ground liner to prevent water leaks.

    • Call a pool repair service to check for leaks if water levels drop more than ½" daily.

Pool water delivery FAQs

Who delivers pool water?

A pool water delivery company is the fastest and easiest way to get water delivered. The local fire department may deliver city water from a fire hydrant as an exercise to flush the line, but most decline to fill pools due to the expense and time needed.

Is it cheaper to fill a pool with a hose?

The cheapest way to fill a pool is with a garden hose. The cost is $4 to $10 per 1,000 gallons of water for homes on city water. For homes on well water, the water is free and the electrical costs to run the pump are minimal.

How long does it take to fill a pool?

Filling a pool with a garden hose takes 12 to 36 hours or more for larger pools. A water delivery truck fills a pool in less than an hour but costs about 10 times more for convenience.

How often do I need to fill my pool?

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Drain and refill an inground pool every 5 to 7 years if the water is in good condition. Replace above-ground pool water every 3 to 5 years. All pools require a top-up every few weeks to replace the water lost to evaporation and splashing.

Getting quotes from pool water delivery companies

Before hiring a pool water delivery service, be sure to:

  • Look for a water delivery company that has been in business for more than five years.

  • Choose companies that are licensed, bonded, and insured.

  • Browse their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.

  • Get at least three estimates to compare.

  • Avoid selecting the lowest quote as quality may suffer.

  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before delivery.

  • Never pay in full before delivery.

Questions to ask

  • How long have you been delivering water?

  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?

  • How much water does your truck hold?

  • Where do you get your water?

  • Is the water treated or pre-chlorinated?

  • Are your trucks used for hauling anything but clean water?

  • How much do you charge to fill a pool?

  • How many gallons do I need to fill my pool size?

  • Do you offer partial loads or per-gallon pricing for small pools, hot tubs, or ponds?

  • How long will the fill take?

  • Do I need to be home for the delivery?

  • Do you have experience filling above-ground pools?

  • Will the water pressure damage my pool liner?

  • How soon can we swim after you fill the pool?

  • Do you service pools and equipment?

  • May I have a copy of your insurance policy for my records?

  • Will you provide a list of references with contact information?