Open your pool safely

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

As summer approaches, thoughts turn toward afternoons spent by the pool. The Hamilton Conservation Authority reminds pool owners to keep a few things in mind to avoid damaging the environment.

For instance, the water that accumulated as a result of rainfall and melting snow, could be distributed on lawns or gardens. If draining it into a ravine or forest, do so at a pressure that is low enough to prevent soil erosion and slope failure.

When backwashing, avoid draining pool water and its chemicals into the natural environment. Most pools are designed so the filter automatically drains backwashed water into the storm sewer system. The water could also be disbursed over the lawn.

Backwash water contains sediments that can pollute surface waters if drained directly into them. If the water is spread across the lawn, some will be lost through infiltration, some sediment will be filtered and most remaining pool chemicals will evaporate into the air, causing no damage to the environment.

Open your pool safely

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

As summer approaches, thoughts turn toward afternoons spent by the pool. The Hamilton Conservation Authority reminds pool owners to keep a few things in mind to avoid damaging the environment.

For instance, the water that accumulated as a result of rainfall and melting snow, could be distributed on lawns or gardens. If draining it into a ravine or forest, do so at a pressure that is low enough to prevent soil erosion and slope failure.

When backwashing, avoid draining pool water and its chemicals into the natural environment. Most pools are designed so the filter automatically drains backwashed water into the storm sewer system. The water could also be disbursed over the lawn.

Backwash water contains sediments that can pollute surface waters if drained directly into them. If the water is spread across the lawn, some will be lost through infiltration, some sediment will be filtered and most remaining pool chemicals will evaporate into the air, causing no damage to the environment.

Open your pool safely

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

As summer approaches, thoughts turn toward afternoons spent by the pool. The Hamilton Conservation Authority reminds pool owners to keep a few things in mind to avoid damaging the environment.

For instance, the water that accumulated as a result of rainfall and melting snow, could be distributed on lawns or gardens. If draining it into a ravine or forest, do so at a pressure that is low enough to prevent soil erosion and slope failure.

When backwashing, avoid draining pool water and its chemicals into the natural environment. Most pools are designed so the filter automatically drains backwashed water into the storm sewer system. The water could also be disbursed over the lawn.

Backwash water contains sediments that can pollute surface waters if drained directly into them. If the water is spread across the lawn, some will be lost through infiltration, some sediment will be filtered and most remaining pool chemicals will evaporate into the air, causing no damage to the environment.