The house we rent has an in-ground pool that a pool company maintains once a week. Since we are considering buying the home, we try to maintain/improve the house and the yard regularly. My issue & question:
I have noticed the guys that come clean the pool simply empty the skimmer baskets onto the lawn, sometimes even using the shrubs to help shake out any excess debris in the basket. There are always remnants of the chlorine tablets in the baskets, sometimes half-dollar size (or bigger). I know that pool water will generally not harm the yard from sporadic splashes/etc BUT I am concerned about the tablets/other contents within the skimmer baskets.
Is this the "standard procedure" for pool companies? Am crazy/irrational for worrying about the grass/plants dying from the tablets? Even more alarming is that we have two dogs, who will get into anything their noses pick-up on. I can only imagine how dangerous ingesting a chlorine tablet would be...
I guess I am looking for insights/opinions. I have asked the company to empty the baskets into a garbage bag/can I put out near the pool- but they seem to completely ignore me.
I cannot find any solid information that I can throw in their face other than the fact they ignore what I ask and the danger to the dogs. I plan on contacting the rental company, but would like some info prior to calling.
Thanks to any and all replies.