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Thread: Would this idea work to drain water quicker?

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    Oct 2008
    Bonita Springs, Florida

    Would this idea work to drain water quicker?

    I have a 20,000 gal, in ground pool with a Sta-rite 1.5 hp pump and a Sta-Rite cartridge filter. In the past I would attach a garden hose to one of the drain ports on the filter housing and wait 1.5 days to the lower water in the pool.

    Would this setup work better? I would install a shutoff valve before between the pump and the filter and then install a tee between the shutoff valve and the pump fitted with a 2" female threaded adapter that I could attach a 2" drain hose to. I would close the 2" shutoff valve and then turn the pump on to lower the water level. All the plumbing is 2". Would this setup work at lowering the water level in the pool more quickly?
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    Oct 2008
    Hillsborough, NC

    Re: Would this idea work to drain water quicker?

    Yes. You'd be adding a waste line, which is ideal for lowering water or vacuuming out large amounts of fine debris that would otherwise clog your filter. As long as you can run from the main drain only you can drain your pool very far, very quickly this way.

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