Keeping Pools & Spas Safe

Running WaterMany of the same chemicals used to keep pools and spas sanitary can also be harmful to drinking water. Therefore, a pool or spa with a direct piping connection to the water system must have proper backflow protection.
If you are using a garden hose to fill your pool you should always make sure that the hose outlet does not come in contact with the surface of the water. This is what is known as an air gap. With the air gap it is not possible for the water and contaminants to move up into the potable drinking water. The air gap spacing should be at least two times the opening of the water source. {Example: a garden hose with a two inch opening should be at least 4 inches above the pool}