When backwashing a salt water pool will the water kill plants and flowers?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

Answer Ok, the answer is yes, depending on what plants you are talking about, if you are talking about epsom salts that is a good thing for some plants. Also magnesium, and try to direct your pool discharge away from your landscape. The art of pool water discharge is easy. PVC pipe is very helpful, or try a flat rubber hose as an alternate. No, salt is actually good for plants believe it or not. I know for my tomato plants, I put a little bit of epson salt in the hole where I plant my tomatoes, unless of course you were to flood your plants completely. I agree some salts are necessary for plants however the type of salt used in most swimming pools is Sodium Chloride or Common salt, while a bit of this stuff is not necessarily going to do too much harm you could end up with a build up of salt that will harm the soil and some of the plants. Salt contamination of the soil is a big problem throughout Australia. However a new salt water system system using Magnesium and potassiums chloride is actually good for the plants, but this stuff is only just coming onto the pool market.
61 people found this useful

What plants will survive next to a salt water pool?

Terrestrial plants that are able to survive in or very close to seaor brak water are called Halophytes , this means that theyare able to either process salt water or extract water from saltwater. Most plants cannot survive on sea/ saline or brak water, as theprocess of osmosis that enables water t (MORE)

Would the backwash or wastewater from a saltwater pool harm plants flooded by that water?

Yes. The salt water will cause soil salinity which will damage most plants currently growing and will have lasting and environmentally damaging effects. The salt water needs to be diluted with fresh water to attain a salt level of 2 (dS/m) or less. An alternative would be to evaporate the wate (MORE)

What is the disadvantage of a salt water pool?

Answer . That is a very unusual question! Anything in this world has pluses and minuses. When it comes to salt water pools the pluses are more, but here to the best of my knowledge are the minuses.. The pH will climb up. About once a week you will have to add some pH decreaser.. The Stabilizer (MORE)

What is backwashing and if you have a salt pool does it mean to drain the pool and clean the filter and chlorinator cell and then add fresh water?

Answer . I'm not sure about a pool, but with a hot tub, backwashing refers to reversing the flow of water through the filter so as to flush the filter of the sediment it has collected. There should be a valve on the inlet side of the filter that diverts (reverses) the flow of water. Assuming your (MORE)

When you backwash your pool why does the water come out forcefully when other pools in the neighborhood seem to trickle?

Answer . Each time I backwash my pump head, the water comes out with extreme force. It has only trickled when something was going wrong. The pump may have been drawing air or the heads were dirty. During backwashing and rinsing, the water should be coming out with force. The pump pressure sh (MORE)

How do you convert a pool to salt water?

If you are using chlorine at present then all you need do is get the right amount salt from your pool shop. along with the saltwater chlorination equipment your pool shop wil be able to advise you on this as well. The actual job should not take more then a couple of hours.

How do you open a salt water pool?

Clean the leaves and rubbish from the bottom , clean the filtration system, clean out the leaf baskets, clean out any build up of in the chlorine generator, Make sure there is sufficient water in the pool to cover the static skimmer. Check that the pump works. All pools are different after standin (MORE)

What is the advantage of a salt water pool?

Salt water pools do not hurt your eyes if you swim underwater. . They also are good on your hair and to not leave huge tangles and is safe on color treated hair. . Salt water pools do not smell like chemicals when you walk near them. . You don't have to fool around with chemicals when starting yo (MORE)

What are the advantages of salt water pools?

WHen yo speak of salt water pools, I am assuming you are speaking of a salt chlorinated pool. Pools that use salt as a means of chlorination have a few advantages. The feel of the water: The water in a salt chlorinated pool feels really soft on the skin. Smell: The water does not have the heavy (MORE)

Do you shock a pool with salt water?

Salt generators make the same chemical, sodium hypochlorite, that you buy at the store. The major difference is that it costs a lot more to make than to buy it. See other posts I have made in this arena for more info. A salt water pool IS a chlorine pool. Period! IF it needs shocking you shock (MORE)

Why does salt water kill plants?

Watering a most plant species with salty or brak water will kill them. Plants absorb water from the soil by osmosis . Osmosis is a flow of water molecules from a solution with lots of "pure" water to a solution with lots of solvents - across a semipermeable membrane (which in the case of the pla (MORE)

Green water in salt water pool?

algae will make water in a saltwater pool green If boosting the chlorine doesn't clear it up pool shops will have algaesides and floculants to the water clear again.

Plant watering with salt water pool water?

Watering a plant with any type of salt water will cause the plant to wilt. Because of the salt outside the plant cells, water leaves the cells in a process called osmosis. With less water in the cells, the cells shrivel up. If they shrivel up, the plant loses it's ability to hold itself up.

Does pool backwash kill grass?

with a normal pool it should not do any harm However if you have a sodium chloride saltwater pool you may end up with a build up of salt that can harm the soil and plants. On the other hand if you have the new salt system that used Magnesium ans potasium chloride then its good for the lawn.

Can you drink salt pool water?

If you swallow some by accident it won't kill you. If you drink too much of it on purpose then it can kill you. No you can't safely drink pool water that is salty.

How do you start a salt water pool?

To start a salt water pool you will need a salt generator/salt cell which has a unit that is plumbed into your swimming pool system, and a power source for the cell. You would then follow the manufacturer's directions to add salt to your pool until the residual salt level was at typically 2700-3400p (MORE)

Can you have salt water in a fiberglass pool?

Yes the low concentration of salt in a salt water pool would not ham fiberglass any more then much stronger concentrations of salt in sea water water harms the hull of a fiberglass boat.

Why does dirty water come out of your return jet in the pool when you backwash the pool?

when you back wash the pool you need to run Rinse for a little while before you return it to filter. . Note turn of pump when changing settings. . Backwash Runs pool water from your pump over the filter media and out to waste. This removes dirt that has been collected during filtration. A bac (MORE)

Why do I have sand in my salt water pool?

Aside from the possibility that some one has thrown it in there the only possibility I can think of is that the laterals in the sand filter are worn. when that happens sand will be blown out of the pool returns. Cure; empty sand filter replace laterals refill sand filter.

How do you care for salt water pools?

An efficient salt water sanitizing system used to purify your pool automatically. Using a self-recycling model and auto-reversing polarity, Jandy®AquaPure®EiTM requires little to no maintenance past the initial installation.

How do you get algae out of a salt water pool?

The same way as in a fresh water pools by raising chlorine levels and or dosing it with an appropriate algaecide. If that doesn't work you may have to go to a clarifier that settles the impurities to the bottom prior to being vacuumed to waste. the last method is the most troublesome and looses you (MORE)

How does salt water kill fresh water plants?

Normally there are more solvents in the water inside the plant. Water flows in, but salt water has lots of solvents (the salt) so the water flows back out. So eventually, plants die from dehydration. They won't die right after they move to salt water. But they will they after several days.

What is a salt water swimming pool?

A salt water pool has a chlorine generator on it that turns sodium chloride into chlorine gas. The water in the pool is not like the ocean, you can't taste the salt and it doesn't sting your eyes. The water isn't as harsh on clothing, eyes, skin and hair as chlorine is.

Does salt water from a swimming pools harm grass and plants?

I have worked around salt water pools for years and have never seen any particular problem with it. however if you were to use the backwash for gardening purposes you may end up wit a build up of salt in the soil. this would also depend upon how well drained the soil is and how much rain fall in the (MORE)

Does a salt water pool dehydrate you?

yes the salt will dry out your insides if you drink a cup it helps a sour throat not to much it doesn't only dehydrate you it kills you No your body has a certain level of salt in it. That includes your blood. Google isotonic solution. Isotonic means equal to body salt levels. An isotonic solution (MORE)

Does sunblock kill plants if pool water is used to water a garden?

I would suspect that the chlorine is not helping the plants. Save the water a few days in the sun in translucent bottle,(like gallon milk jugs) to break down the chlorine and you have more neutral water. Maybe a spoonful of vinegar would help neutralize the chlorine. I use vinegar to neutralize Clor (MORE)

How can you soften the water in a salt water pool?

Salt water would create salt water in your pool. You should follow the manufacturer directions and recommendations for the proper amount of salt in your pool, typically 2700-3400ppm (parts per million) for your salt cell to work properly. When you are initially adding salt to a pool, it will take (MORE)

How do you vacuum your salt water pool?

You can vacuum a salt water pool the same way you would a non salt water pool. If you are vacuuming on the filter setting, your filter will help to clean the debris out of the pool. If you are dealing with a very dirty pool and use the waste setting, you will be wasting some of the water from the po (MORE)

Is there such things as salt water pool?

the answer is.. yes,there is because its been tested to see which one is more guarenteed to kill insectes between chlorine and salt and salt won,therefor people are starting to have salt water pools .:P

Why does your salt water pool shock you?

Salt contains sodium and chlorine ions. The sodium in salt is a good conductor of electricity so salt water is more likely to shock you than fresh or distilled water. It is true that salt water is a better electrolyte than fresh water and has been proven to be contributory to electrolytic corrosi (MORE)

How do you get the green out of your salt water pool?

go to your local dealer and purchase a bag of pool shock in one hour it will be clear again If your controller has a Shock or Super Chlorinate setting then put it in super chlorinate and run the filter. You should also add sone algeacide and maintain it.

Can you swallow water from salt water pool?

If you are concerned about accidentally swallowing a little bit of pool water, don't be. The ocean's salinity is 35,000 ppm; a pool is 3,500, or 10% of that of the ocean.

How do you stabilize your salt water pool?

You are not actually stabilizing the pool, but stabilizing the chlorine in the pool. Chlorine is a gas that naturally wants to escape into the air rather than stay in the water. Stabilizer binds to the chlorine and keeps it in the pool so it can do its job of sanitizing. The chemical used to stabili (MORE)

Are salt water pools corrosive?

Yes, a salt water pool has just enough salt in it that will transmit trace amounts of energy and will cause corrosion to metals in your pool. You really must have a zinc anode in your system to help alleviate this issue.

Can pool salt water hurt you?

Pool with water with added salt should do nothing more than normal water to you, unless you have an open wound or some other serious condition. Sea has salt and dirt in it and there are no cases of seawater contact damaging health.

What will kill a plant faster vinegar or salt water?

Why not both? Many gardening websites suggest a mixture of salt and boiling vinegar as the most effective natural herbicide. Just make sure to avoid pouring the mixture near any plants you wish to keep, as the salt can make the soil impossible to grow in.

Why does salt water kill plants on farms near the coastlines?

the salt content in the water when mixes with the soil or when it deposits on the foliage it will not allow the plant to get enough breathing gas(co2),thus the plants are killed. only few plants which can tolerate the saline soil can survive in coastal regions.

Why a salt water pool?

Most people believe having a salt water pool is like swimming in the ocean. Not true. Salt water pools use the salt to make chlorine. With a salt water pool you will still be using chlorine a toxic chemical to sanitize your pool.