Help? Newer pool owner with question

May 6, 2016
Minot, ND
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.



Well-known member
Jun 17, 2013
Fallsburg, NY
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...