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Can I use backwash to drain my pool?
Regarding this, can I use my pool pump to drain my pool?
Never Use the Pool Pump to Drain the Pool This is where water enters the filtration system, which is powered by the pump. And pool pump motors are water-cooled devices. If you use the pump to pull water from the pool, as soon as the water level falls below the skimmer, your pump will start pulling in air.
- Place one end of a water hose in the pool.
- Take the other end of the hose to where you want the water to drain.
- Siphon the water out of the pool by placing your mouth on the end of the hose and sucking repeatedly until water comes out.
Simply so, do I need a permit to drain my pool?
Before you start pumping out the water, you need to make sure that you are meeting the City's pool draining requirements. No permit is needed prior to draining your pool, however, the water is required to be maintained on private property or in the sewer cleanout on private property.
Draining your swimming pool onto the street, into storm drains and near waterways is illegal in many townships and municipalities across the country. The best way to drain the pool is to empty it directly into the sanitary sewer line outside your home.