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How to drain a pool?

Asked by PhiNotPi (12677points) June 21st, 2010

My family is draining our in-ground pool. We have used a pump, but now the water is not deep enough for the pump. There are about 4 inches left on the bottom that need to be drained. The pool is eight feet below ground level where the water is, so a siphon will not work. Is there a way to drain it without buying a new pump?

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dpworkin's avatar

It depends upon the pump. I would look to rent one which is useful to less than an inch of water depth.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

There are special fittings for the pump hose that will pull a suction to less than 1”. Down to one inch at the deep end is effectively empty. You can remove the remainder with a mop.

dpworkin's avatar

Also, why isn’t your pool pump pulling from the deep-end drain?

Rarebear's avatar

Looks like you may need to set up the bucket brigade.

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