A swimming pool's water constantly rises and falls depending on weather, temperature and other outside conditions. The regular maintenance and vacuuming of a swimming pool produces waste water that runs directly out of the pool's body of water through a backwash or waste line. Pool waste water serves many purposes and is often used to water garden plants. Recycling pool waste water for watering uses requires vacuum hoses and a pool-filter system with the proper settings.
Things You'll Need
- Backwash line or hose
Unroll the pool's backwash line or hose. Place the end of the hose near the watering area.
Shut off the pool at the switch box. Turn the pool filter handle to point to the "Waste" or "Backwash" filtration setting.
Turn on the pool at the switch box. Move to the backwash-hose end and direct it at the area requiring water. If the stream coming from the backwash line is too powerful, fill a bucket with the waste water from the pool and pour it manually onto the area.
Shut off the pool after watering. Turn the pool filter handle to point to the "Filter" setting. Roll up the pool's backwash line.
Tips & Warnings
- Never use the waste water from your pool for watering after shocking or otherwise chemically treating the pool for at least 24 hours.
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