I'm having tile replaced on my pool. The contractor wants to drain the entire pool (35K gallons) to do the job. Having never done this before, I'm having concerns with the amount of water being drained at one time. Draining into the street storm drain is not an option. I have a small storm drain in my yard that leads down to a french drain so that should be able to take some of the water away. My fear is that my entire yard is going to be flooded with salt water, which will kill all the grass, but not before it's turned into a briny swamp.
Can anyone with experience tell me what to expect or things to watch out for?