Watering my lawn with pool water?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by mrmumbels, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. mrmumbels

    mrmumbels LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    is it bad to water my lawn with pool water? I occasionally backwash my pool onto my lawn. It seems like a great way to get an inch down in a quick 2 minutes. :)

    Is it possible the chlorine could harm it? I've heard chlorine evaporates really fast
  2. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,224

    Chlorine is going kill the microorganisms in your soil = bad
  3. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    I agree with happy frog. No dice chino!
  4. Mimowerman

    Mimowerman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    never water your lawn with pool water treated with chlorine...... It will kill the grass!!
  5. mrmumbels

    mrmumbels LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    weird hasn't even tainted it yet. I have a fiberglass pool that requires very little chlorie and I usually backwash it before shocking it so the chlorine level is probably between 1 and 2 ppm

    DISTURBEDSMR LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    With the low chlorine it will not kill the grass but be careful don't know what the cut off point is

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