Swimming pools, spas and fountains cannot be drained to the storm drain. Storm drains flow directly to our creeks and Bay. Water from pools, spas and fountains contains chlorine and copper. Copper is a pollutant that threatens aquatic life in our creeks and the Bay. It is used as an algaecide in pools, spas and fountains and copper pipes are commonly used in pool plumbing.
Draining pools, spas and fountains directly to a storm drain can pollute creeks with copper, chlorine, sediments and other contaminants.
After obtaining a permit always drain pool, spa and fountain water to the sanitary sewer system through the clean out on your sanitary sewer line.