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Thread: Will Pool Water Hurt My Lawn?

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    Will Pool Water Hurt My Lawn?

    We are in the middle of a drought here. I have ~3000 gallons in my pool and rather than waste it when I drain the pool for winter storage, will it hurt the lawn if I pump it out and put it on the shrubs? They badly need a good watering. Do I need to let the chlorine levels drop to nil before I do this?
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    You can go ahead and use the pool water as is. Lawns and most plants love pool water. There are a few very sensitive plants that might not like pool water, but if you are growing any of those you will already know about the special attention and care they require.
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    The low levels of chlorine won't be a problem. But I wouldn't want to chance letting the water from a salt pool drain into the lawn. Maybe some salt owners could shed some light on this for us???


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    It is not a salt pool and my rhodendrons thank you.
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