Somewhat new to the forum, close on my house with my first pool on Monday. Did the final walk through yesterday, and did a full set of chemical tests on it. I'm buying the house from an older lady and gentleman, who have keep the pool sparkling clean by continually adding chlorine pucks to their little floating duck.
CYA- Way, way over 100ppm
So I've got to get rid of some of the water to get the CYA and CH down prior to installing my SI-45 SWG. I was looking into different options to drain, and after sleeping on it I think I have a plan.
After walking around lowes this morning, I don't really want to pay $100+ for a sump pump that I will use once and need to buy some type of tubing for. So I'm looking at adding in a new valve with a bushing and spigot for a water hose so that I can use my pool pump to move the water for me. The supply side of my pool plumbing is kind of busy, so I don't think I will have room to add it before the filter.
I have a hayward DE filter, which I have no clue if it has a place where I can hook a water hose to it in order to backwash not right beside it. I do not think it does. (hence the new pool owner)
What I'm considering is right after the filter, there is a 90 degree elbow with some room around it for me to work on. I'm considering adding a little contraption in order to be able to use a regular water hose to drain. 3 way jandy never lube valve to 2'' to 3/4'' bushing to 3/4'' water faucet.
What do you guys think? Or is there some much much easier way to get this done without cutting my piping?