Cooler temps mean the water in your backyard pool needs to be drained to ready it for winter. Instead of draining the water out completely, you can recycle and reuse it to hydrate your lawn and garden areas. Since most pools are chlorinated, the first step is to remove chlorine tablets and allow your pool to sit untreated for at least a week. This will help your pool get to the desired pH level acceptable for watering. Then use a siphon or water pump to use the water to hydrate your garden, lawn and landscaping. This tip does not work for saltwater pools, and that type of water should not be used for watering your yard.
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