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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Swimming pools are great recreation for summer months, but should be adequately prepped for winter!

Are you a pool owner preparing to close your pool down for the season?  Here are a few helpful tips that will help you keep your property in compliance through the process.

Draining waste water from pools directly onto public ways such as streets or across sidewalks is not permitted.  Waste water from pools should be directed completely onto the pool owners’ property and directed in a way as to not cause adverse runoff effects to adjacent properties.

Storable swimming pools and wading pools must be stored away between November 1 and April 1 of each year.  Compliant storage of swimming pools is considered in a garage, shed, or similarly enclosed storage structure.

For in-ground pools, specific winterization steps should be taken to maintain the integrity of the pool over winter months and ease preparation for use again in the spring.  Pools should be thoroughly cleaned of all debris such as leaves, insects, dirt, etc.  The tiles or lining should also be adequately scrubbed or brushed.  To protect the structure of the pool itself a minimum level of water should be kept in the pool to counter the expansion of the surrounding ground due to freezing.  Ensure pumps, filters, pipes, and other equipment is adequately drained to protect from freeze damage.  Other steps include properly balancing water chemistry and covering your pool.  For more information contact your local pool specialist.

Please contact Ben Pierson in Code Enforcement by phone at 952.953.2571; or by email at bpierson@ci.apple-valley.mn.us with any questions, concerns, or to report violations.

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