I need to exchange some water in my in-ground, plaster pool and I'm wondering if I can just use the pool pump to take water out?
I have two intake pipes with a "both-or-either" valve and there is a regular faucet bib on the pipe between the pump and the filter.
Assuming that one intake pipe is for the skimmer and vacuum and the other for the drains, couldn't I just hook a hose to the faucet, shut out the skimmer side, and pump the pool down to where I need it to be?
I know it would be slower than getting a submersible with a 2" hose, but I'm in no great hurry...
I'm in AZ so no worries about water tables or floating the pool, and I don't plan to have the water level down for long.
I just don't want to screw anything up with the pump.