I need to drain about 3 inches of water from the pool since I have a leak in my plumbing joints (threaded connections and skimmer plate). Luckily, I'm about 1/2" above the skimmer opening, so it's about 2-3" to the return jet fitting. So how would I go about draining the pool past the fitting so I can remove it and work on the seal? I don't have a bilge pump, but I do have a ton of water hoses ... will siphoning work or is there a better alternative? My filter/pump doesn't have a pump to waste as it's a cartridge filter that connects directly to the pump (Hayward XStream 100 sq.ft.).