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    Motor/pump just died, full pool, and Hermine on the way - HELP!

    Our pool pump/motor died on us a few days ago, we planned to put a new one in this weekend, but now we're getting tons of rain from Hermine and our pool is about to overflow! Other than using the bucket bailing method, is there a way to drain some of the water from the pool with a non-functioning pump?
    11K gal, IG plaster, screened in, circa 1982, Hayward CX800RE cartridge filter, 1HP Doheny pool pump, north-west exposure with partial morning shade and full afternoon sun, testing with TF100

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    Re: Motor/pump just died, full pool, and Hermine on the way - HELP!

    You can rent a pump from Home Depot. Check here for availability: Submersible Pump 2" Rental - The Home Depot

    To keep the pool from becoming a swamp you can add liquid chlorine and brush it around to mix it up.
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    Re: Motor/pump just died, full pool, and Hermine on the way - HELP!

    Thank you!
    11K gal, IG plaster, screened in, circa 1982, Hayward CX800RE cartridge filter, 1HP Doheny pool pump, north-west exposure with partial morning shade and full afternoon sun, testing with TF100

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    Re: Motor/pump just died, full pool, and Hermine on the way - HELP!

    Ditto to what kcindc posted. You can also purchase an inexpensive Submersible Pump from harbor freight.

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    Re: Motor/pump just died, full pool, and Hermine on the way - HELP!

    How to siphon using your vacuum hose
    Quote Originally Posted by madwil
    when I had a Intex, I used a standard vacuum head and hose, and set a syphon over the side instead of using the pump at all- as long as you don't mind watering the grass, and replacing water (same as vacuum to waste!)
    fill hose with water- start at one end, attach to vacuum to weight/hold underwater.
    push hose underwater along the length, so it fills entirely
    when you reach the other end, water should bubble out of it
    Hold both ends under water
    grab the middle of the hose, throw it over the side so a loop is hanging lower than the water level in the pool
    work back the length of the hose away from the vacuum head
    throw the end on the ground where you want the water to drain
    start to vacuum!
    when done, lift vacuum out of water to break suction, and drain to other end so gunk doesn't come back into pool
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    Re: Motor/pump just died, full pool, and Hermine on the way - HELP!

    Use some type of hose to create a siphon.

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    Re: Motor/pump just died, full pool, and Hermine on the way - HELP!

    I own this little guy. Surprisingly effective and speedy for such a small pump. And Prime eligible!
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    Re: Motor/pump just died, full pool, and Hermine on the way - HELP!

    Ace has great little submersible utility pumps.
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