Draining a swimming pool: Do you know where the water goes?

From Simi Valley Acorn

In areas in which swimming pools are put away for the Winter and re-opened for the Summer, the opening of the pool is a ritual that is always a harbinger of warmer swimming weather.  One of the tasks undertaken while opening a pool for the Summer is draining down the swimming pool to remove debris, and to restart the swimming pool water balance for the upcoming season.  Environementally conscious people may ask where the swimming pool discharge is going, and whether that is safe for the environment?  This post from Simi Valley Acorn addresses those concerns thoroughly, and hopefully will put the Earth conscious watchdogs at ease.

Here is an excerpt from the post: