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    in search of a pump

    im planning on draining my pool and was wondeing if anyone would know of a good pump to get to drain 26000 gallons.thanks
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    1) The size of your pool in gallons 26000 g
    2) The type filter i have is cartridge
    3) IG (in ground)
    4) it's IG,plaster
    5) pump is .50 1.98sf .99thp and the (flow rate) of the filter is 120 gpm.

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    Re: in search of a pump

    What is the reason you're draining it?

    You can rent a pump that would do it at most rental places. A big centrifugal pump is all you need.
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    Re: in search of a pump

    Go BIG. If it's just a one-time thing, rent one. Otherwise you'll be spending a couple hundred bucks.

    I bought the smallest submersible pump they sell at Lowes, 1/3 HP I think it was.
    Anyway, it really suffers when hooked to a long hose. Right now I can barely keep up with the rainfall. How's 400 gallons/hour sound? Not very good, huh?

    If there's a way to shut off your skimmers and use your pool pump and the main drain, you're set. I was amazed at the flow when I backflushed my filter yesterday. My guesstimate is about 250GPM, out a 100' 1½" hose!

    EDIT: Pump is 1/6 HP, and it died when I left it run overnight, sometime during the night. I stand by Go BIG.
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    Re: in search of a pump

    I'm guessing since there is a cartridge filter that there is no waste line. Destn76, if you are handy or know someone who is, you can always install a "T" with a valve and threaded coupling for a waste line. That will allow you to vacuum to waste or drain your pool using your pool pump if desired.
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