This seems like a question that is hard to find a direct answer too. Either because it is obvious or not good to do at all.
Can a pool cover pump also be used to drain a pool as well? This pool I got with my house didn't have a drain setup on the pump/filter and because of the distance from house/pool I don't really want to tackle that right now. I just want to mainly drain a couple inches off the pool when it fills with rain above the skimmer (we been getting a ton) and to also use to half drain the pool to close for winter. I can run a hose to a drain though. I am not concerned how long it would take but more if those pumps are made for that long of pumping and would burn out. I don't really want to spend $300+ on a gas pump that I will use only a few times a year. I was just thinking one of those ~$150 pool cover ones.