Swimming Pools

keithnotrichardJuly 9, 2005

Where I live swimming pools are everywhere. How many GW members have incorporated swimming pools in their Japanese gardens? If so, how do you keep chlorine from killing the plants?

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DonPylant(z8TX)

Chlorinated pools work as long as there is an impervious liner and splashing is not a huge problem. I have had waterfalls with chlorinated water running near wood fern, maples, and juniper with no ill effects.

Continued splashing without leaching would be a problem.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2005 at 3:49PM
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patjonking(z7 VA)

I would think that splashing is always present in a swimming pool, and I don't know if it should be called "a problem." After all, that's what swimming pools are for.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2005 at 7:05AM
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Niwashisan(UK)

Go for it Kieth the swimming pool sounds really appropriate, maybe you could even incorporate a diving board in the style of a torii or even a church steeple?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2005 at 8:02AM
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emaneman

I just installed above ground swimming pool 33'round.Is it a good idea to backfill low spots and surrond entire pool with pea gravel?

    Bookmark   July 28, 2007 at 10:30AM
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