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    Pool Draining Question

    We drained a couple of inches of water in advance of the storms this week. I ran a hose to the cleanout in the front yard near the sidewalk (City says to drain to sanitary sewer).

    I noticed there is another cleanout just a few feet away from the foundation also in the front yard.

    I'm assuming they're both connected (you can hear water running as I was running the pump) and that one is the "city" cleanout and the other is my "residential" cleanout. Not sure of the proper terms....

    Is there a difference as to which one I drain to? We picked the city one because it was further away and less apt to get water backing up into the house.

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    Re: Pool Draining Question

    I think a picture or two will help us answer your question better.

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    Re: Pool Draining Question

    Yes, either is Ok, the one farther from the house is what I would use too.
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    Re: Pool Draining Question

    My kitchen sink cleanout is on the back of the house. Once I set the submersible pump to flush that line out. I had to throttle it back by crimping the hose with visegrips, but after a thousand gallons or so, I was able to open it up and let 'er rip. Whatever buildup was in that long run of sewer pipe certainly got flushed away!
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    Re: Pool Draining Question

    drains.jpg

    This is an old picture from construction. My backwash hose only reaches the sidewalk cleanout with a foot or two to spare, which when pumping tends to lift out of the pipe (even on 800 rpm or so). The nearer pipe would be a bit more convenient so it's good to know I could use either if the need arises.

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