Talk about wasting water!

Dave Davenport

Legendary Member
Location
Hampshire
A couple of days ago, the family that rent the house next door to us put a massive round pool up in the garden, about 3m across and 1.5m deep and filled it. They then spent about half an hour playing in it.
We assumed they'd put a cover on it and use it through the summer but the next day they emptied it, via a hose straight down the drain!
I reckon it was around 7000 litres (wasn't filled to top) of water for 30 minutes of splashing about, then that evening he was out watering the garden with a hose!
 

Pat "5mph"

A kilogrammicaly challenged woman
Moderator
Location
Glasgow
Plenty of (free) water here: do you want some? ^_^
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
Blimey, and I worry about changing the hot tub water once every 3-4 months and that's 1000 litres. The charge is around £7 for 1000 litres.

Bet they didn't realise that's cost them best part of £50 if on a meter.

Takes me best part of a day to empty and fill my hot tub. Emptying is quite slow
 
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Dave Davenport

Dave Davenport

Legendary Member
Location
Hampshire
Pedant hat on.... Is it not "only" 2650 litres? (and that's it filled to the brim).
Volume of a cylinder is radius squared x Pi x height.......
It has been a while since O level maths, so I stand to be corrected!
R squared = 1.5x1.5=2.25
x3.14=7.065
x1.0 deep = 7.065 cubic metres = 7,065 litres
(I think!)
 

gbb

Legendary Member
Location
Peterborough
Cant beat a paddling pool for kids pleasure. We have videos aplenty of many happy hours spent in our garden on sunny weekends with us, our son and partner and especially our 5 and 3 year old grandchildren, plus occasionally three other grandkids. the pleasure for them is immeasurable.
One reason why I'd never have a meter. That said, we make it last at least the weekend and often a few days more, and even then, it's probably filled 4 times a year. I even empty a hot water tank Into it so they dont get cold.
 
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