First, your pool will need to be dechlorinated prior to discharging. This can be done by letting your pool sit in the sun for 10 days without adding chlorine chemicals. If you require a quicker dechlorination process, you are able to buy dechlorination chemicals through pool and spa vendors.
After the pool is dechlorinated, you have two options. If your home is near a paved road, you can slowly discharge the water to the street. If your home is surrounded by dirt roads, please slowly discharge the water to the wastewater cleanout at your home. The wastewater cleanout can be located in the front or back of your property so you will need to locate this prior to discharge. *PLEASE NOTE these discharges must be done slowly over time to prevent flooding and avoid overwhelming the storm sewers or wastewater treatment plant.
If pools are not discharged correctly, you may be subject to a water waste fine. Please call the Environmental Programs Manager at 505-896-8737 with any questions or concerns.