Water from the top of my pool Tarp. Good for anything??

I'm in Zone 5 and It's still one month if not 7 weeks maybe before I open my pool.
In the mean time I've 4 months of snow water and ice that has melted on the top of my closed pool. Tons of leaves and other organic debris in the water. gallons upon gallons that starting to stink a bit now. It's all sitting onto of a tarp that separates the winter water from the pool water of last September.
What effects would there be if I pump this onto my lawn or save some in barrels for the gardening season which can't begin in these parts until May 1st? Can this tarp water cause issues?
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If you get closer it stinks A LOT!
Just like a cesspool.
It's got to be good for lawns but I wouldn't save it, it stinks.
It's better to keep the water off the cover as best you can. I have an electric siphon that I use when the water isn't frozen. I don't direct the siphon on to the lawn, mainly because the ground is already saturated.
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On Apr 4, 9:24 am, snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net wrote:

We've found that the earlier we get that water pumped off the fewer mosquitos we have. It's a grow yer own skeeters if you don't pump it off and clear the wet leaves. We had skeeters the size of airplanes a couple of years before we learned. Nan in DE
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Yep, I never let it get that far.
Another tip:
The leaves are hard to remove, you can't walk on the cover or anything. I used to use the pool scoop but the leaves are too heavy for the netting.
I few years back I thought I found the right tool, a pool scoop with a heavy metal ring around it. The heavy metal ring endured, but the plastic attached didn't.
I kept the ring and attached aluminum window screen to the loop. I've been using that for a few years now to remove the leaves.
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On Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:24:47 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net wrote:

No way can I comprehend why any normal brained person living in the north country needs an outdoor swimming pool, way too much aggrivation and expense for the few measly hours each year it actually gets used... only reason I can figure is snob appeal and/or more dollars than brain cells... even dumber are those who live 15 minutes from the ocean. It's much, MUCH more intelligent to join the YMCA.
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Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> writes:

Don't give up on displaying your ignorance (or is it idiocy). Anyway, you're doing a good job of it.
I love to go swimming. Do it every day during the summer. ALL day long. I'd greatly prefer a lake to a pool.
Nothing like taking the one hour drive from where I am to Round Valley and finding the lot full and having to drive back.
Is my pool bothering you? Maybe I should remove it.
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snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net wrote:

You don't work at a job, there's never inclement where you live in Eden, or you're a liar. The only ignoranus here is you, Depends.
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Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> writes:

Oh, is that my comment about "every day"?
You know how I live my life huh?
As it happens, even though I could retire, I have a job.
I get 4 weeks vacation and my employer is fine with me taking non-paid days. Which I've done every year for the last 5 years. The rest of the year I work from home. If something important comes up at work during the summer I fix it. Preferably in the evening.
So every day that there is swimming weather, I'm in the pool. Last year that was Early May through the end of August. Tough life huh?
You really are a first class jerk. Or maybe you're drunk because you just seem to post here to make nasty comments.
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Brooklyn1 wrote:

No way can I comprehend why any normal brained person living in the any country needs to constantly criticise people that he has never met over the way that they live and the decisions that they make.
What's it to you if he has a pool? What makes you imagine that your decisions are always right and that from a great distance you can look down on others and scorn them if they don't do what you would do. Give us all a rest from your pitiful immature behaviour.
D
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If you get closer it stinks A LOT!
Just like a cesspool.
It's got to be good for lawns but I wouldn't save it, it stinks.
It's better to keep the water off the cover as best you can. I have an electric siphon that I use when the water isn't frozen. I don't direct the siphon on to the lawn, mainly because the ground is already saturated.
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yeah I'll take your advice. it's my first year opening a pool. 16' x 32' worth of snow and ice melt and it's a real shame to pour it into the sewer system. But like you said the lawn is already saturated.
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The Henchman wrote:

There ought to be nothing wrong with the water but I wonder if the amount you can harvest to water plants would justify going to much trouble. If instead the main aim is to remove the stinky pond by putting it on the garden then go ahead.
David
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There ought to be nothing wrong with the water but I wonder if the amount you can harvest to water plants would justify going to much trouble. If instead the main aim is to remove the stinky pond by putting it on the garden then go ahead.
David
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We can't garden till around May in my part of Canada. The ice just melted the last few days. It snowed one inch last nite even. However, the trees are starting to bud and the lawn is starting to come to life. I would use the water primarily for the lawn only. It just seems a waste to pump all the water to the street sewer. But the ground has just thawed and is over saturated with water.
The town I live in has 5 wells and water is very expensive when consumed, even in Canuckistan. A shame that 4 feet of snow melt gets pumped into the sewer.
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The Henchman wrote:

How much water could you save in barrels and how would you get it into them and then on to the lawn? How stinky would that water be by the time you needed it? How much would that be spread over your lawn? Would the benefit be worth the trouble and cost? It is common to overestimate the amount of benefit and underestimate the cost in these situations. Do the sums first.
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