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Thread: SWCG kill grass?

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    Mar 2008
    Nashville, TN - Music City USA

    SWCG kill grass?

    Is there enough salt in a SWCG to kill the grass around the pool?

    I especially like to use the valve on top of my cartridge filter to release water to rinse my skimmer sock.

    -ePoolUser Steve

    27'x52" AG, 16,500 gal. Aqua Trol HP SWG,
    2hp pump, 150 sqft 100GPH Cartridge Filter
    TF-100 Test Kit, Zodiac Vac
    Installed July 2006

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: SWCG kill grass?

    Not normally. Usually pool water is fine for grass and most other plants. Some sensitive plants don't like it and in very arid areas salt levels can build up over years. But for the most part SWG pool water can be used to water the lawn.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Re: SWCG kill grass?

    Hasn't killed mine yet and I drain my filter out onto the grass whenever I clean my cart (usually monthly), been doing it for several years now.

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    Re: SWCG kill grass?

    I was wondering the same thing. We have had a ton of rain and my water level was above my skimmer so I drained of about 1.5 inches into my grass. I was hoping there would not be any issues, but I kept it off the plant just in case.
    Patriot Arcadia 15' round 52". Pentair Clean and Clear 100 sqft Cartridge filter, 1HP Optiflow pump, Goldline Aquatrol SWG. 2 - 4'x20' solar panels roof mounted. All rigid PVC plumbing. Resin Solar reel with 8mil Thermo-tex solar cover. 14 x 12 deck.

    Ovation 15'x24'x52'' AG. Pentair System 3 150 SQ foot cartridge filter, 1 1/2 HP pump.

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