I own 16 acres on Beaver Lake, Arkansas which will have 40 houses. I want to install a pool for use by residents, indicatively 75 feet by 30 feet. It is not connected to the city sewer so it will have an on site community septic waste water system.
Filter backwash and pool drainage can not be discharged into the above septic system. It can be drained onto the property as long as it does create a public health nuisance.
To the extent the pool needs to be drained e.g. for repairs, or water splashes over the side and needs to be drained, I can drain the water to the heavily forested dirt on the site. However, I want to ensure the least possible environmental damage to the site from drainage as retaining the forest is very important. Plus water discharged could find its way into Beaver Lake which is a water source for local residents and is used for swimming and I would not want to interfere with the ecology of the Lake.
What sanitation system/s for the pool would you recommend to minimize any environmental damage from drained water? For example Wikipedia says salt chlorinated pools have been found to generate unacceptably high levels of carcinogenic disinfection byproducts, the predominant form being bromoform.