Q.In The Water Plants That Tolerate Chlorine…
Please note: I am submitting this question a second time because I tried to log in to see if my question was answered and the system indicated many times that I had the wrong password, so I’m not sure the question was received. Here is the original question: Hello and first of all, than you for this very valuable service of answering questions that might not be easily answered. My situation is somewhat odd in that we have a Koi Pond (but we no longer keep fish in the pond). After trying just about every recommended “pond friendly” product to keep the pond clean and clear without algae, I finally tried using Clorox since we no longer and any fish and the pump was being worked on. To my surprise (and to the horror of many, I assume), the Clorox works the BEST! I was also surprised to find that it did not seem to have any effect on my plants that are in or around the pond. My pond is 1,800 gallons and I have be dumping in about two gallons of Clorox every few weeks. I have also tried Pool Shock with the same results. So, if you don’t mind answering a question from a “Conventional Water Gardens Practices Heathen”, would you please tell me what plants might tolerate this practice? I currently have some small bamboo, some grasses and two types of other large leaf plants who’s names escape me. The bottom line is that I would like to add some more plants and would really appreciate it if you would share your knowledge regarding the plant that are likely to do well in this circumstance. I do not expect that you can guarantee anything… I’m just looking for some guidance as to what might work. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
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This article says you could water plants with chlorinated pool water without ill effects so the sky's the limit!