We can all agree that recycling things like plastic is a great way to help our planet, but did you know that you can recycle water? During the summer when the weather is hot and raindrops are few and far between, water your plants with spa water to keep them green and growing!
Water Your Plants with Spa Water!
As part of your regular spa maintenance, you have to drain your spa once every 3 or 4 months. In a state like Texas, droughts can be tough, but you can save both money and resources when you water your plants with hot tub water. We know what you’re thinking, spa water has chemicals and those are bad for plants. You’re not wrong, but with the proper precautions, you can safely use your spa water on a number of plants in your garden.
Follow These Guidelines to Make the Water Chemically-Safe.
Here’s a quick guide to safe chemical levels for your plants:
- Chlorine – Allow the chlorine to dissipate through evaporation before watering your plants with your hot tub’s water. Fill up a 5-gallon bucket and let it sit overnight before using it in your garden. If you need to drain your tub, don’t treat the water for 24 hours. When the chlorine levels drop below 1.5 ppm, you can safely water your plants.
- Bromine – Bromine is less harsh on your plants than chlorine, and shouldn’t be cause for much concern. Just make sure your levels are lower than what you would need to run your spa: 2.0-4.0 ppm should be good.
- Temperature – You’ll definitely want your water to be cool before watering your yard. If you let the water sit out overnight, it should be fine but try to make sure it’s around 68 degrees.
- pH – Try to have the pH level as neutral as possible, around 7.2 to 7.4 adjusting your levels as necessary.
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