Saltwater Pool Ordinance of 2005

On November 9, 2005, an ordinance was enacted in the Santa Clarita Valley making it illegal for swimming pools connected to the sewer system to be converted to saltwater pools. The ordinance also made it illegal for both new and existing saltwater pools to be connected to the sewer system. A copy of the ordinance can be obtained by following the link below.

Saltwater Pool Ordinance

  • Effective December 9, 2005, installation, or assisting in the installation, of saltwater pools that discharge directly or indirectly to the sewer system is prohibited.

  • Effective December 9, 2005, it is illegal to convert swimming pools connected to the sewer system to saltwater pools.

  • A violation of the ordinance banning saltwater pools is a misdemeanor punishable by fines up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.

  • The ordinance applies to residences served by the Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District (formerly Sanitation Districts Nos. 26 and 32), which includes all areas with sewer service in the Santa Clarita Valley. Communities affected include, but are not limited to: Santa Clarita, Saugus, Valencia, Newhall, Castaic, Canyon Country, Stevenson Ranch, Fair Oaks Ranch, Bouquet Canyon, Mint Canyon, and Forrest Park.

  • Residences served by septic tanks instead of sewers are not affected by the ordinance.

  • The ordinance aims to reduce the amount of chloride going into the Santa Clara River.