Pools are treated with chemicals to keep them swimmable. These chemicals may be harmful to if they enter the stormwater system. It is very important that you or your pool company know the rules for your community or HOA.

Pool Maintenance Tips

  • Maintain filter backwash on site, never backwash to a common area; including the street.
  • Allow chlorine to dissipate for 48 hours before draining or pumping pool.
  • Reuse water on landscaping.
  • Properly dispose of pool chemicals and empty containers. Algaecide is high in copper which is a common pollutant found in AZ Stormwater runoff.
  • Check local regulations before discharging any pool water from your property into the street. Visit the Members & Sponsors and click on the appropriate municipality to inquire about requirements for discharging pool water.

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