We found this little guy on the suction side of one of our pumps (about 3" short of the pump filter basket). We're new pool owners, so it was probably our fault for starting up the pump without ensuring 100% that every plug was removed.
There is about 6" of straight PVC right behind it, so I can cut the PVC, remove the plug, and install a coupling without too much hassle. However, I'm wondering if there is any other advice before I start sawing?
I've tried a coat hanger, and while I got a good grip on it, I couldn't get it to budge. Can I repeatedly stab the rubber with something to try to weaken it?
Any other thoughts? (It's so close to the pump, I don't want to try to push it back toward the pool.)