Complete refilling of swimming pools, spas or ponds is prohibited unless required for health and safety reasons. Permit applications to drain and repair shall be accompanied by a written statement from a licensed pool contractor stating the nature and duration of the repairs/safety issue to be made and the date and method of which the pool shall be drained.
Continue using pool and spa covers to prevent evaporation. You can top off your existing pool, but will be subject to all water costs associated with water use at that time. Topping off existing pools in order to increase filter efficiency and avoid standing water is deemed for health reasons. Complete refilling of swimming pools, spas, or ponds shall be prohibited unless required for health and safety reasons.
At its June 30, 2015 Formal meeting, the City Council approved a policy on the filling of newly constructed pools. Prior to the issuance of a permit to construct a new swimming pool, a permit applicant must demonstrate water savings equivalent to the estimated amount of water used during the first year of the pool's operation. The permit applicant could explore a combination of water-saving measures such as higher efficiency fixtures and appliances, rainwater capture and reuse, more water efficient landscaping, and the use of greywater and other alternate sources of water. Alternatively, if the permit applicant cannot demonstrate water savings equivalent to the amount of water used during the pool's first year of operation, the applicant can pay a fee towards the City's conservation effort. The approximate cost is $0.056 per gallon.
For more information, please contact the City's Community Development Department at (310) 285-1141.
A copy of the report submitted to the City Council can be found here: http://beverlyhills.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=4467&meta_id=266117
Yes, residents can drain their pool (assuming they have the necessary permit), store their water, and refill using the same water. However, residents should keep in mind of any water quality and safety issues.