I've had this pool for three and a half summers - it has flooded twice. I'm going to be working on the flooding issue (clogged drains, etc). but in the meantime I'd like to build a temporary pool-side filtering setup to use when needed in addition to my daily-use setup.
I rented a pump and de filter from my local pool store for the latest issue - it is super handy - basically a hayward pump wired to plug into a standard 110 outlet, an old EC65 DE filter and some cheap flexible tubing. I cable-tie the vaccuum end to an extension pole and I can adjust the placement of the intake and the return as needed. Makes for much faster pool cleaning in otherwise dire situations, obviously.
The pump and filter are fitted with PVC conversions to 1-1/2" nozzle connectors to which you clamp on the flexible tubing. Simple.
Anyway - I have my old cartridge filter available and I'm watching craigslist for a used pump and even another used filter. I'm thinking of putting this all on casters or something so it can be moved around quickly and having it all handy when needed. Here is my question.. In looking for a used pump - is there a difference between an "above ground" pump and an "in ground" pump for the purposes that I intend to use it?
(here is a picture of the rented setup)