Where do I drain pool water?


TFP Expert
Feb 3, 2014
Central Minnesota
Local codes vary quite a bit based on where you live. Most small cities will say in your yard is fine, just avoid flooding anyone else's property or draining directly into a street or surface water sewer. Other cities mandate that it be dumped into the municipal sewer system. I'm sure there's even some city in California that requires you have it pumped onto a truck and disposed of as hazardous waste at your cost, plus a municipal fee of $1000 so look into your local codes concerning pool operation and water.


Well-known member
Aug 26, 2014
League City, TX
Just look up the municipal codes and laws for your town/city.

Mine says anything goes as far as draining, just not down the storm drains. I usually just drain to sewer, I have a hose that reaches a cleanout on the back of my house.