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#77470 Jun 27th, 2007 at 08:43 AM
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Malica Offline OP
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I bought and filled one of those trendy 12 foot round, 30 inches deep pools to help fight off the heat this summer, but in retrospect I chose a really poor spot for it because it's not nearly so level as my eyeball had thought it was and there's a slight hill to get up to our driveway if I wanted to use the hose to drain it down the driveway and to a storm sewer.

So I'm wondering how bad this water is going to be for our lawn. At the very least I'm going to have to drain this at the end of the season, but I'm also thinking of moving it now which would require a complete draining. I'm sure it's not recommended, but is doing this once or twice this year really going to be detrimental to the lawn and even our flowers? We haven't seen rain in ages in southern Ontario so the lawn is already a solid brown -- so I wonder if any water at all right now would do it some good.

I can skip adding chemicals the last week before dumping so it's not fully chlorinated which should help somewhat. Oh, and same with the Potassium Shock and liquid algaecide that I'm using.

Anyone have any advice?

Malica #78477 Jun 28th, 2007 at 06:14 PM
it won't kill the lawn if you aren't watering with it every single week.

#79247 Jun 29th, 2007 at 06:46 PM
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Chlorine is broken down by UV rays, so if you haven't added any for a while, it should be pretty much depleted. Potassium shouldn't be a problem. Algaecide shouldn't harm the lawn but not sure about environmental effects re runoff etc. It should have some information on the bottle. I imagine it would also break down though.

The secret is the soil.

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