Cesspool vs SepticCan someone please explain to me the difference b/w a cesspool system and septic system? I've looked online and cant find much info other that cesspool is essentially an "oldschool" septic system. Does anyone know what the differences are, and what (if any) are the disadvantages of an old cesspool system vs today's septic systems? (FYI: I'm house hunting and one of the houses I'm looking at has cesspool)August 21 2008 - US11YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.