Anyone here ever hard-piped the winterizing drain spigots from your pump, filter or heater?
This will be the first winter that I've had to winterize and drain down all of my equipment.
My equipment is all located in a pool shed that's sitting on top of 6" of crushed limestone rock. I could possibly stretch a hose or tubing to all of my equipment and drain out the front door using that, but I figured it would be much cleaner and better looking if I could hard-pipe the drain outlets directly through the floor and into the gravel bed below the shed floor.
This way, I could install a manual ball valve or shutoff valve in each, and when I'm ready to drain the water out of each for the winter, it'd just be a matter of opening the valve and letting gravity do the rest.
Any suggestions? Anyone done this before?