Miscellaneous Discharges


Pool/Spa Maintenance

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Whether you need to rebalance your chemicals, lower your TDS (total dissolved solids), or just clean up an in ground pool that has not been maintained, draining all the water from your swimming pool can help fix your problems and clean it fast.

  1. Never discharge pool or spa water into a street, storm drain, or ditch.
  2. When emptying a pool or spa, let chlorine dissipate for a few days, then recycle/reuse the water by draining it gradually onto a landscaped area.
  3. Do not use copper-based algaecides unless absolutely necessary. Control algae with chlorine or other alternatives.
  4. If you're unsure about draining your pool, or you'd like assistance, you may want to consider contacting a professionally-licensed pool service company or plumber. By following these guidelines, you can ensure your drained pool water is properly treated and recycled. 

If you have any further questions or concerns with regard to the draining of a private pool, call The Division of Environmental Services at 419-936-3015.

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