Background info: About a week ago, due to my carelessness, the water level went below the skimmer level and the pump went dry. We decided to keep the pool open for the hot weather this week and circulate it with a sump pump instead of refill with 100's of gallons for a few days and then dump the water to winterized levels. Since the water level is so low, we cannot use the pump for circulation and cannot vacuum using the pump.
We are thinking of hooking the vacuum line up to the pump and vacuuming to waste and at the same time lowering the water level for winterizing.
First we need to circulate the water with closing chemicals and thought we could put a pool hose line at the bottom of the deep end, prime the pump and let it circulate like that for awhile till the water temps drop below 60 and then winterize the pool. We will be putting the winter cover on to keep out the debris while circulating until the temps drop.
Any thoughts? Have we forgotten/not taken into account something important?