Time to open up the pool. This time I’ll use my brain and figure out how to do this better.
The cheapest way to do this is by getting a short length of hose, putting one end in the pool, the other in your mouth and getting the air out. Once that is done, if you take the end and lower it below the other end in the pool, the laws of physics take over, and planet will try to make the two ends of the hose have the same water pressure. Thus, the water starts draining out.
But, that is yucky. You have to really put your arms in that dirty water, and you may get some of it when you suck out the air. I see little wiggly worms in there.
Get one of those large plastic water jugs. Like the ones used in water dispensers.
- Put a hole in the cap so that you can push the hose thru.
- Fill the jug with water.
- Put the cover back on the jug.
- Now one end of the hose is in the jug. Take the other end and stick it in the pool.
- Carefully, move the jug closer to the pool and upend the jug.
- Water will start draining from the jug into the pool. This will remove the air in the hose!
- Pull the hose in the jug so that it is bottom of jug. This will allow you to flip the jug over again and prevent air to get into the hose.
- Bring the jug below the height of the other end in the water.
- Now when you flip the jug over, the pool water will be draining out.
Writing down the steps makes it seem complicated. All your trying to do is remove the air from the old hose your using to siphon out the water. It’s just like that motor gas siphoning technique.
An even better better way?
This video shows an alternative method. I didn’t try this, but the video shows it working. If you have a long enough hose, you can connect put that hose in the pool. Turn on the water. When all the bubbles have stopped coming from the end in the pool, turn off the faucet. Disconnect end of the hose at the faucet side. If the height of the pool is higher than the final end of the hose you should start getting water draining from the pool.
Or you can buy a pump. I once bought a cheap pump and it didn’t last one day of use.