I would like to change where my backwash goes. Currently I have one of those flat roll-up hoses that I attach and unroll each time I backwash. But the exit port is pointing right towards my house causing the area between the house and pool to get wet. Can I put in a 90 degree turn and use a PVC pipe to send the water through a perforated landscape drainage pipe? I wan't sure how the change in direction would affect the flow rate (if any). I assume that as long as the PVC pipe is the same diameter as the exit port, then that should be fine, right?
Anyone ever try to catch the backwash water to use for watering flowerbeds or gardens? I fell bad just wasting all that perfectly good (slightly dirty) water. I wonder if I could store it in a rain barrel (like this one: http://goo.gl/btgZTG).
Anyone care to share their plumbing setup for backwash?