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    Tips on draing waste water.

    This may have been covered elsewhere. When I backwash and rinse my pool I usually drain the water into my backyard. Last year I almost flooded a neighbors house due to inattention. Does anyone have any tips on a better way to drain waste water? I have seen others just run the water down their driveways and into the culverts along the street. Due to the length of my driveway and no real culverts this just does not seem practical. Any tips or thougths would sure help.
    I have a Prima 52'', AGP that is 18x33, oval with a sand filter. My filter is 25'' 2.0hp with dual speed. the pool is 7 years old and was purchased at Atlantis Pools in Alton Illinois.

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    Re: Tips on draing waste water.

    You might need to plumb a route from your waste line to your sewer line.

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    Re: Tips on draing waste water.

    seems like a lot of work and I'm not the most handyest of handymen. Thanks for the reply.
    I have a Prima 52'', AGP that is 18x33, oval with a sand filter. My filter is 25'' 2.0hp with dual speed. the pool is 7 years old and was purchased at Atlantis Pools in Alton Illinois.

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    Re: Tips on draing waste water.

    Random thought but all homes have a clean out trap for the sewer either in the back yard or on the side. Might have that close enough to the pool to just run the backwash hose over to it and send it down the sewer that way.

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    Re: Tips on draing waste water.

    Thanks Jamison04 that might do the trick.
    I have a Prima 52'', AGP that is 18x33, oval with a sand filter. My filter is 25'' 2.0hp with dual speed. the pool is 7 years old and was purchased at Atlantis Pools in Alton Illinois.

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    Re: Tips on draing waste water.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamison04
    Random thought but all homes have a clean out trap for the sewer either in the back yard or on the side. Might have that close enough to the pool to just run the backwash hose over to it and send it down the sewer that way.
    Not all homes do. Mines tucked away in the basement. Most new homes do however.......

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    Re: Tips on draing waste water.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamison04
    Random thought but all homes have a clean out trap for the sewer either in the back yard or on the side. Might have that close enough to the pool to just run the backwash hose over to it and send it down the sewer that way.
    Not all homes do. Mines tucked away in the basement. Most new homes do however.......
    Very true. Guess it depends on the part of the country you're in as to where they locate those. Here they are commonly on the side or in back. Always landscaping around them here and have to keep in mind accessibility when selecting plant materials.
    APirateLooks@55: hopefully that suggestion will work for ya.

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    Re: Tips on draing waste water.

    Might also consider putting a timer on the pump to cut off the pump during the backwash, just in case you forget again...
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    We could not beat our backyard into submission so we "Buried It".

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    Re: Tips on draing waste water.

    If you have a storm drain close by, read up on your municipal code. I have a storm drain located between me and my neighbors house to help relieve a large underground spring, but we also both have our waste lines plumbed into it. Local code here has pools as exempt (if dechlorinated sufficiently).

    I can't see a huge issue when you backwash, but I can certainly see the issue when you're draining down for the winter.
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    Re: Tips on draing waste water.

    Yep, check your local code. Here it is illegal to drain anything towards the storm sewer,plus your runoff cannot cross into neighbors property and certainly not into the sanitary sewer system.

    Hate for you to get in trouble over waste water.
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