I have a 15'x48" Intex pool with a 56671eg Sand Filter (2650gph). At the beginning of the season I used the method discussed in other threads that told me how to use an overlapping liner inside of the original intex liner in order to avoid buying a brand new intex liner.
Now, I have a leak -- which I thought was in the intake/return holes I cut. But then as I let the water level drop, it dropped....and dropped.....and dropped. So needless to say, as the days wore on without being able to run my pump, I now have a GREEN MESS. Not to mention I have no idea where the leak is. I have a lot of issues here, but let's start at square one:
-- What's the easiest/cheapest way to drain my pool? (Reminder, i have no drain hole because of the overlapping liner.) With the water below the intake, it's nearly impossible to keep the pump primed by hooking a hose up to it. Is it possible to use my sand filter? Or is it absolutely necessary for me to buy a sump pump?
SIDE NOTE: I need to have this up & running again in 2 weeks for my little girl's birthday pool party.