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March 21, 2013

Glasgow Daily Times

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GLASGOW DAILY TIMES - 1 THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013 Can pools and lawns Spring cohabitate peacefully? Lawn, Garden, Home Improvement Showcase recting. Furthermore, grass blades are selective about which nutrients they absorb, so excess chlorine likely will not penetrate the grass blades. Chlorine also dissipates in the sun. Therefore, while the levels may be elevated upon just hitting the grass, over a short while the chlorine will essentially be used up and pose no additional threat to the surrounding lawn. Some people have actually said that watering your lawn with pool water can be an ecofriendly way of curbing water usage. Therefore, it may be safely used on lawns and most flowering plants. It is unadvisable to water vegetable gardens with pool water because In most cases, pool water will not damage lawns because the of any trace levels of other chlorine level is not high enough. chemicals that may be found The backyard has become a children and adults exiting the in the pool water. Homeowners still concerned go-to destination for warm pool or will flood the grass weather recreation. As the when it is necessary to clean about exposing their lawns to "staycation" has grown in and "backwash" the filter. Will pool water can create a buffer popularity, more effort has you be left with a dried-out zone around the pool. Inbeen put forth in making the patch of chlorine-burnt lawn? ground pools are traditionally backyard a place where all Probably not. bordered by concrete or patio Healthy chlorine levels in a blocks. Place stone or mulch members of the household can enjoy themselves. That means pool are kept so that the pool around the perimeter of an merging interests into one water is generally on par with above-ground pool to catch space. A pool may be compet- the chlorine levels contained any splashes and to create a ing for acreage along with a in regular tap water. You barrier between the pool and decorative patch of lawn. wouldn't hesitate turning on the lawn. Also, direct backSome homeowners wonder if the hose to water your lawn, washed water through a long lawns and pools can be suc- so you shouldn't be overly tube and have it flow it to an concerned about pool water cessful alongside each other. area away from the lawn. Many question if chlorinated splashing out of the pool, parPool owners who want to pool water poses any ill ef- ticularly if you are stringent fects on the grass in the back- about maintaining the proper have vibrant grass likely don't yard. In addition to splash-out pH levels and chlorine levels. need to worry about chlorine of water during fun times in Also, soil can withstand chlo- damaging their lawns. In fact, the pool, water also will be rine at high acid levels and is the lawns may flourish with tracked across the lawn from pretty resilient about self-cor- the extra watering. MARCH MANIA! 261 Bunley Road • Scottsville, KY 270-622-5105 Kyron Kinslow, Salesman-On the Road • 270-670-1530 • kyron@hdrtractors.com

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