There are few better ways to celebrate summer than taking a swim in the pool. Before you dip your toes in your backyard oasis to beat the sizzling heat, consider how you plan to drain your pool. Watch a quick video on how to drain your pool correctly here.
Although pools aren’t required to be drained often, the storm sewer system in Southlake drains directly into a natural waterway. Chemicals such as chlorine and other substances can have a harmful impact on the environment and aquatic wildlife if pools aren’t drained properly.
To drain your pool, the first step is to dechlorinate.
To dechlorinate the pool naturally, allow natural sunlight to break down the chlorine over the course of 10 days and refrain from adding more chlorine to the water.
If you opt to dechlorinate your pool using chemicals, make sure the treatment can remove chloramines, especially if you’re using city water.
Next, decide where the excess water will drain to. There are two options: the lawn or sanitary sewer. Follow the steps below depending on the option you choose.
The Sanitary Sewer System:
For more information on draining your pool and preventing stormwater pollution, click here. Have a safe summer!