18'x48" Intex metal frame pool with 1500 gph pump. After a heavy rain, I need to drain about an inch from my pool. The pool also needs vacuuming, so I thought it would be a good idea to vacuum to waste to address both issues. How would I do that with an Intex pump? Will any of these ideas work?
1. Remove the return line and vacuum as usual. This seems like the most obvious, but will the extra pressure generated by doing this damage the pump?
2. If I disconnect the line coming out of the pool at the pump, will the pressure of the water flowing out of the pool be enough to to power the vacuum? My guess is no, but I thought I would ask.
3. I have an old 800 gph pump that I could hook the vacuum hose to and pump it out that way. This option is the most trouble, but it is doable.