Now that I got some of my previous problems solved with the help of this forum, I'm looking to connect the backwash output of my filter to a drain. It currently dumps all the back wash onto the concrete pad that all the pool equipment sits on. The question I have is should I also route the filter's plug to the drain. For example, lead the backwash pipe to the back of the filter where the plug is. Add a basket/gutter of some sort so when I remove the plug, the waste can drop straight in. Then continue the connection to my sewer drain. Here's a pic of my current setup, which I inherited.
Needless to say, it gets very wet, messy and dangerous when I backwash or clean out the filter.