My wife and I have a large inground pool that we winterize and cover all winter. It collects a hefty sum of water and other organic material all winter and in the spring I end up pumping this bog water off into the yard and shoveling the solid stuff onto the brush pile to burn. It's not chlorinated or treated, it's just whatever hits the cover after we close it up for the winter.
I was curious if there was any value in spraying the garden with it? We start our garden from seed in the house so hitting it with some potentially good water from the get go might be swell.
- Is there is some nutritional value from all the decaying leaves and pine needles?
- Is there any testing I can do with it? We have quite a few pine trees and I would be worried about the acidity?
- Can I salvage some compost from the solids?
It seems like such a waste to throw onto a brush pile or away. We're trying to be environmentally conscious and all.