I'm trying pump a few feet of water out of my pool to address a leak. I thought I could get a 2" hose and do it faster, but after a bunch of futzing with it I gave up and went back to pumping out through a garden hose. For future reference, how is this done?
The bottom of my filter has a drain that is really big - 3" or so OD on the threads... I was able to get a 2" pipe inside and get the 2" blue hose on that... but the whole thing was held together with duct tape. The tape might have been OK but with the drain open I could not get the pump to prime? The same thing happens with the hosebib on the outlet open too.. the pump will not prime.
Is there a trick?