I have one of those inflatable ring type above ground pools for the kids and
all was going well until tonight when my son overfilled it and collapsed the
Yep .... about 400 - 500 gallons of treated pool water flooding my yard and
garden. The garden is partially raised bed with a 2X4 border so a total
washout didn't occur but it did overflow the wood and a lot of water got
into the planting bed.
Question .... will the pool chemicals kill my plants or is the dilution
enough to be ok? .... the clorine was about 2 - 3 PPM according to the last
test this morning and the PH was about 7.0 - 7.2.
Plants hit are tomato, cabbage, cauliflour, peppers, zucs, and cucumber.
Anything I can do to remediate?
Thanks for your thoughts.
Assuming that the pool chemicals were at normal levels, it should be no worse
than tap water. I have tested tap water in the past
and found higher chlorine levels than in my pool. My guess is that you should
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know
If it damages your plants, your concerns should be for the people using
the pool! Remember, there should be nothing toxic in the pool since that
water does get into people's mouths/eyes/noses continuously.
Must have been a sight, all the water suddenly released.
I can attest to that. Last time I took down an above ground pool I had
"had it" to the point of putting my chest waders on, getting in and
stabing that sucker with a pitch fork. Great stress relief! ;-)
Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it.
You could always grow Rice :)
seriously though, the chlorine (CaOCl) will be less of a problem tha
you think, it`ll become inert on contact with soil in seconds, the mas
of water would real issue here, leeching all the soil nutrients, whe
it dries, you`ll probably have to feed your plants a stronger solutio
of a liquid feed than you`de ordinarily use, but they should al
survive, it maybe an idea to check if any lower leaves are resting i
water patches though, as this could cause fungal problems, other tha
that, just let nature do the rest and pray it doesn`t rain for a whil
Say it with Flowers,,,Give her a Triffid :
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Thank you, Steve, for a hearty laugh!
Yesterday was not one of my better days. I visited my grandmother in a
nursing home four hours from me. The truly tragic part of all this is
that it didn't have to be this way. Nearly two years ago, I found a truly
wonderful foster home for her three miles from me that could care for her
until hospitalization was needed. However, my mother is a control freak
and doesn't care about what is best, only what she wants. The result of
this is the my grandmother lays on a bed all day or sits in a wheelchair,
crying continuously, with my mother who lives only 10 miles from her,
seeing her every week or two. My grandmother, after all she has done for
her family, is warehoused until she dies. Sadly, I have no legal rights in
all of this as long as my mother is alive.
You can see the visual given from your email and the resulting belly laugh
was a very good thing! Thank you, again.
(Yes, my grandmother has always been a wonderful
gardener and grew things that were the envy of
all around her. I wish so much she lived near me,
she would enjoy my garden so very much, even from
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