Drain pools into sanitary sewer.
As pool water evaporates, minerals and contaminants (such as dust, sunscreen, pool chemicals, etc.) become concentrated, eventually making it difficult to maintain the chemical balance in your pool.
Don’t drain your pool water without a chemical analysis from a pool professional or pool supply store. Although opinions vary, if your total dissolved solids (TDS) exceed 1,500 parts per million (ppm) or if your calcium hardness exceeds 350 ppm (or about 20 grains), it may be time to replace some of the pool water.
You may need to drain a fraction of your water to improve water quality or make repairs.
Don't drain pool water into the street, gutters or storm drains: this is a violation of local codes and you could be cited for water waste. Draining your pool into the sewer system allows water to be treated and reused.
Do not drain your pool into a septic tank. Some pools have their own sewer connection so you can drain your pool directly into the sewer system. If yours doesn't, use these tips to drain your pool:
If your pool has a dedicated sewer connection, also known as an integrated system, refer to your owner's manual or contact your pool contractor for draining instructions. You may want to consider contacting a licensed pool service or plumber if you're unsure about draining your pool or need assistance.
When cleaning your pool filters, don't let water flow into the street—this is water waste. Rinse your pool filters over landscaped areas instead. The fresh water from your hose will dilute the chlorine so it won't harm plants or grass.
Please call the Southern Nevada Health District at (702) 759-0571 if you have questions. Call the appropriate municipality for other questions about draining your pool.
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All phone numbers are in the 702 area code.
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