posted on Jun, 29 2015 @ 04:19 PM
a reply to: eriktheawful
Well, that certainly answers that question!
Here's a setup
from Amazon under $70.
Your pool looks a few feet bigger than 18ft, but the 15ft pillow should be more than enough. Purchase two smaller ones for the sides or you will be
siphoning more frequently.
Wolf Spiders?! Pfft...
When I was a wee sprat, my weekly task, if needed, was to drain the water that had collected on our pool cover. I had left the pool hose on the ground
last week (bad idea), and went about my business. I always used a sealed leg weight wrapped around the hose to keep it under and draw the water
towards the inlet.
All set up, I began to suck on the other end, repeatedly huffing and puffing, wondering what the heck was going on. I finally gave it all I had and
began to lower the hose. A few trickles came out so I thought I was getting somewhere.
Kneeling down this time I joined forces with gravity and during my last final attempt to start the siphon, something hit my lips. I dropped the hose
and out came two large garter snakes that had became lodged inside.
The heeby, jeeby dance must have lasted over ten minutes and I was traumatized for a long period of time. I still don't know whether I kissed it on
the lips or it's backside, but at that point, I just wanted to burn the house down in order to ensure it would never happen again!
edit on 29-6-2015 by eisegesis because: (no reason given)