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    Help? Newer pool owner with question

    Hi all-
    Been lurking here for a while now and while I'm not completely new to above ground pools this is a new start for me with the largest pool I have maintained yet. We have always done the small round ones with filter cartridge and chlorine tablets.

    Our new pool is the Intex 18X9X52 with the Intex Sand Filter and Intex Salt Water System. I have been doing my research on set up, maintenance, etc but my concern is with the salt water and my grass.

    I would love to drain it in the street but the city won't like that so my thought was to water the lawn at the end of the season over a few days time.

    I am reading many posts that say it won't hurt the grass and many that say it will kill it. Does anyone have additional insight on this or first hand experience? By the way, I live in ND so it's not too arid up here.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Help? Newer pool owner with question

    Once a year shouldn't be an issue at all.
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
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    Re: Help? Newer pool owner with question

    Welcome to TFP! Most grass types seem to tolerate pool water well. Have a nice weekend.
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    Re: Help? Newer pool owner with question

    I backwash my intex salt water pool onto the grass all the time and empty half of it onto the grass once a year (for the past 3 years) and grass is still healthy...
    8638 gallon 20'x52" Intex ultra frame round AG. 2650 gph Intex Sand Filter. Intex krystal Klear SWG. (newer model that includes copper ion generation) Hayward 1091LX skimmer, Kreepy Krauly lil shark. Taylor K-2006 w/speed stir and sample sizer. New this year, Intex PureSpa - dichlor-> bleach method for sanitizing.
    New pool, 16'x36' (approx 18000 gal) in ground pool, Haywood DE filter

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    Re: Help? Newer pool owner with question

    Thanks guys!

    Sorry I have been out for a bit.. I have ben setting up the pool, leveling etc..

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    Re: Help? Newer pool owner with question

    Welcome.
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