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Fall Pool Maintenance

September 11, 2023

Now that fall has arrived along with cooler temperatures, residents with swimming pools will be preparing them for the winter. The Town of Algoma is required by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to maintain a water quality permit since it discharges stormwater into Lake Butte des Morts. Chlorinated water, if not properly treated, can find its way through the stormwater infrastructure and into the lake, which is harmful to fish, plants, and wildlife. Also, please do not discharge your pool water on to your neighbor’s property. Water from swimming pools and spas must be dechlorinated prior to being discharged. This flyer from the Northeast Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium provides helpful tips for proper fall pool maintenance.