Pool and hot tub owners have an important role to play in protecting our water, wildlife and plants. Pool and hot tub water contains high levels of chlorine and other contaminants that should never be dumped into the street or storm drains, because they flow to the nearest stream.
Tip: In the past, some pools were installed to discharge to the street. Telltale signs include water flowing from the pipe in front of your house when you drain your pool, or bleach marks around the mouth of the pipe.
Water from the filter has a high concentration of hair, skin and other contaminants and belongs in the sanitary sewer system, just like water from your toilet or shower.