I'm getting some good practice servicing my DE filter after coming home from vacation to a level 5 algae infestation. I've been having to disassemble and wash off the filters every day to keep up with increased pump pressure, and it's getting a little irritating. The problem I have is the genius who set up my pool pump system, put the pool equipment inside the garage without a floor drain for the water from the filter drain. I've got a long hose for backwashing/rinsing/waste, but I can't drain the filter casing without filling my garage with water (which adds about 15-25 minutes of vacuuming to an already tedious and dirty job.)
My question is, is there a way to drain the top half of my filter (above the clamp) without using bottom drain? I feel like there's a way to use the dump line, or pump on waste with suction lines closed or something like that, but I can't figure it out and google isn't helping me.
Thanks for the help all, and I expect I'll be stopping by here more often.
DE Filter, 12000 Gallon IG Fiberglass pool. First time pool owner since May 1st, 2013.