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    removing water, SWG water and grass/plants

    Ok, we get a TON of rain here in SFLA and again the pool is about to crest so I need to get some water out.

    How bad is the pool water for the grass, shrubs, etc? Water comes for a SWG.

    I have a 100ft hose, so I can dump to one side of the house where its coral rocks and dirt or out into the street.
    Its against the law here to use the storm drainage system.

    Thanks
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    Re: removing water, SWG water and grass/plants

    The grass that receives my backwash water seems to thrive in the summer.
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    Re: removing water, SWG water and grass/plants

    On the east coast there are hardly any issues with salt at SWG pool levels. In arid areas the salt can build up in the soil slowly over many years, but anywhere that gets a reasonable amount of rain is fine with dumping pool water just about anywhere you would put any other water.
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    Re: removing water, SWG water and grass/plants

    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Gio
    Ok, we get a TON of rain here in SFLA and again the pool is about to crest so I need to get some water out.

    How bad is the pool water for the grass, shrubs, etc? Water comes for a SWG.

    I have a 100ft hose, so I can dump to one side of the house where its coral rocks and dirt or out into the street.
    Its against the law here to use the storm drainage system.

    Thanks
    We sure did get a lot of rain down here today didn't we!.... Then I came home and find that my 11 year old was adding even more water to the pool....He wanted it to go "to the top"....

    I have occasionally dumped my pool water (I also have a SWG) over the last 5 years. Never had an issue with plants or the grass and that includes last year when my salt level was over 5000 after a bad cell/reading and I had to dump 1/3 of my pool.
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    Re: removing water, SWG water and grass/plants

    OK, thanks guys. So I assume that the chlorine in not harmful either then.
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    Pentair 100sqft Cartridge Filter, 6 Pool returns, Skimmer and 2 Anti-Vortex Main Drains
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    Re: removing water, SWG water and grass/plants

    Quote Originally Posted by johnd13

    We sure did get a lot of rain down here today didn't we!..
    Yes we did! My water rose 4" top even at the top of the coping, but not quite spilling out. I ran the dumping for 6 min to get the water out. I flooded my street since the ground was saturated.
    8,000 Gal, 11 x 26.8ft Shotcrete Pool with "Cool Blue" Diamond Brite by ESSIG Pools with Artistic Pavers Deck
    Goldine AQL-PLUS w/Aqua Pod, Aqua-Rite T-CELL-15 SWG, Pentair WhisperFlo High Performance 1.5HP, 2 speed pump, Pentair IntelliBrite,
    Pentair 100sqft Cartridge Filter, 6 Pool returns, Skimmer and 2 Anti-Vortex Main Drains
    Pool's completed build 2/2010

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    Re: removing water, SWG water and grass/plants

    We run a hose to a sewer cleanout. Keeps the water out of the yard and flushes the pipe(s). Not adviseable if you have a septic system.
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