If you have a backyard swimming pool, it can feel wasteful to not make use of some of the water in the pool (especially when watering the lawn or garden). You can use chlorinated water for watering plants by following these two simple steps: The first is to fill a bucket with pool water and let it sit, untreated, for several days to allow the chemicals and chlorine to dissipate. Then use a simple DIY test (which most pool owners have) to measure the PH balance of the water. Once the PH level reaches a 7 or 8, it’s safe to use.
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