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Tweva, since you have a pool and are obviously a very advanced gardener I was wondering if you could answer a question I have:

Our pool is one of my main backup water sources. Like you, I’ve also stockpiled the necessities to keep the water chlorinated for a good period of time, and am also experimenting with rain catchment systems to reduce (and occasionally eliminate) my need to fill it with the garden hose when the water level gets low.

There are occasions where it rains so much here that I actually have to backwash out some water, and it seems like a terrible waste. We have a draining pump that I could use to fill drums of excess water. How long do you think I’d need to let that water sit to remove the chlorine, making it safe to water my garden with? Or is that not even a necessary step?

Hope you’re having a good Monday!