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Pool Clean-Out Ports

Pool Clean-out Ports

Sewer clean-out ports can be tough to find,
use these tips to find yours.

Use these tips to find your pool clean-out port. See photos in our gallery for examples of different clean-out ports.

  • The sewer clean-out port will likely be 3 to 4 inches in diameter and have a clamped, rubber cover or threaded cap.
  • If you have difficulty finding the clean-out port, it may be covered by landscaping.
  • The preferred port is usually located at ground level in the landscaped area of the front yard, close to the home. Some sewer ports may be embedded in the driveway or garage floor.
  • Some sewer ports may be within a wall. Use caution if this is the case, as wall-mounted ports create greater potential for water to back up into the home.

If there are two ports, use the port nearest to the home and not embedded in the wall.

Do not drain a pool into a septic tank, which can quickly overfill.

The information on this page is provided as a public service by the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

These are general guidelines and are intended for informational purposes for private, residential pools only. The user shall assume all risks. For public-pool regulations, contact the Southern Nevada Health District at (702) 759-0571.


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