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Will Your Swimming Pool Ruin Your Grass? Cumming, GA
Backyard Swimming Pool Cumming GA

A swimming pool in your backyard can provide hours of enjoyment for your family. However, many pool owners are concerned about the effects of chlorinated water on their surrounding landscape. After all, kids frequently splash water outside the pool and onto your grass and sometimes it is necessary to drain the pool to undergo repairs. Does chlorine affect the health of your turf?

The concern of pool water on your landscape is a valid one. Chlorine is a strong chemical that could disrupt the soil’s healthy chemical balance. Pool water also contains antimicrobials that have a rather high pH level. If your pool water regularly soaks your grass, can this acidic environment prevent optimal plant growth?

Small Amounts are Safe

Here’s the good news. Reports suggest that chlorine has no known damaging effects on grass in small amounts. Most soils are able to handle chlorine at high acid levels when it is not a large volume at one time. However, flooding your grass is cause for concern.

If you must drain or discharge the pool water into your yard, there are some things you need to do to save your grass. The excessive amount of water can easily drown your grass growth and even lead to mosquito problems and other issues. If drainage is necessary, try to do it in intervals over the course of several days. In addition, it is wise to first neutralize the pH of your pool water before you drain by not adding chlorine and other chemicals for several days. This can eliminate the risk of highly acidic water destroying your plants and landscaping.

At Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping, we work with all types of yards, including those that have swimming pools. We can ensure your landscape is a healthy and attractive compliment to your outdoor oasis.

Posted on behalf of Pannone's Lawn Pros & Landscaping

1444 Buford Hwy
Cumming, GA 30041

Phone: (678) 294-0351


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Jeffrey H.

Got sod and dirt. Both delivered on time, reasonably priced, and high quality (only found 2 rocks in 6 cubic yards of dirt and only 1 rectangle of sod out of 5 pallets was mangled). Both drivers friendly and were able to maneuver around my yard to put the stuff where I wanted it. Mostly appreciate that every time I called, someone picked up the phone rather than an answering machine. Would choose again.

Denise D.

We've purchased dark brown mulch from other landscape supply companies in Canton and the mulch always faded within a couple of days but then our landscaper told us to get our mulch from GLM Sod and Landscape supplies, so we decided to try them out and after an entire year, the mulch is still dark and looking great! I'll pay a few dollars extra to have our mulch delivered from Milton from now on - it just makes good sense!

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Huge thank you to GLM for great professional products, as well as impeccable service! I will definitely be back to purchase more for future projects!