Swimming pool water
Pool owners and providers enables protect local streams and rivers. Kindly follow these recommendations before draining (discharging) children's pool water.
Pools Traditionally Disinfected With Chlorine or Bromine
Pool water are allowed to enter a flow or storm drain after using these steps:
- Let share water stand untreated for at least 7 days to allow chlorine or bromine to dissipate.
- Testing the pH of share water to make sure it is near to neutral (near pH 7) before draining. Adjust the pH if required.
- Eliminate excess sediment and leaves through the liquid.
- Deplete pool liquid over a well-vegetated location on the owner’s home to slow it straight down and aerate it. Pool liquid shouldn't be drained directly into a storm strain or a stream. As a courtesy, prevent draining share liquid across neighboring properties.
- Empty water at a sluggish price so it doesn't erode flow finance companies downstream of this share.
Saltwater from pools really should not be drained into a storm strain or flow. Fairfax County suggests using one of several after options:
- Drain pool water on general public sanitary sewer system through a household drain such a tub, sink or floor deplete. To prevent harm to your property:
- Make sure the plumbing work is adequate to accept the price of flow from pool. Talk with an authorized plumber before draining share liquid into a sanitary strain.
- Usually do not empty share water into a septic system.
- Use an authorized sewage handling service to dump the saltwater properly.