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Thread: What kind of pump do I need to drain the water under the pool?

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    What kind of pump do I need to drain the water under the pool?

    I have a white pipe sticking out of the ground that was guessed (thanks Richard) to be a well point pipe (in ground pool). My pool is being crushed by the high water table (literally). I have a crack on the bottom and the floor is bulging. SO I am crossing my fingers that this is a well point, and I can use it to drain the area underground around the pool. It is a 1 1/2 to 2" PVC pipe (capped). I opened the cap and there is water up to the top. It doesn't have a pump underground, but I searched and it seems like some of these are "suck" type.

    My question is what type of pump do I need to drain it? And how does it work? Doesn't seem a sump style is going to do me much good.

    Thank you!
    In ground (installed 2000), fiberglass, cartridge filter, Pentair Super Flo Single speed pump (2014).

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    Re: What kind of pump do I need to drain the water under the pool?

    Look at trash pumps they come in various sizes.

    Maybe something like this

    Liberty Pump, Centrifugal, 1/2hp 331 | Zoro.com
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    Re: What kind of pump do I need to drain the water under the pool?

    Thanks for the link!

    I came across this since posting, is it too small. The spec sheet says it can 240ish GPH at 15 feet depth. I only ask because its 69 bucks.

    Wayne Transfer Pump
    In ground (installed 2000), fiberglass, cartridge filter, Pentair Super Flo Single speed pump (2014).

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