Pool Backwash Recycling:
Under no circumstances should backwash wastewater be directly discharged to the environment or to the stormwater system, it HAS to go into the sewer system (South African Council Regulations). The wastewater is extremely harmful to the environment and promotes weed growth in natural bushland areas.
The backwash wastewater can be reused for topping up of your pool again. It is a very simple system and we often install it at cost to clients who install any one of our other systems; greywater recycling and/or rainwater harvesting. Remember; every drop matters. If you can install a small rainwater harvesting tank to take care of the evaporation loss over the hot summer months and reuse your backwashed water, you can take care of your pool top-up water over the hot summer months.