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post #21 of 30
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gabbyraja-Yes, it has to stay running the whole time. Our water prices are fairly high here, IMO, so to me that is another major detractor for the Python.

laurabfig-my mw rents pools but NOT the pumps and does not do any of that, so I have to find my own.
post #22 of 30
I really like having a submersible utility pump... just hook the hose to it, put the other end of the hose in a bathtub, toilet or out a window, stick the pump into the water and plug 'er in.

My poor hubby had to dump with a bucket for my homebirths...
post #23 of 30
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Ok, I think I've narrowed it down. Has anyone used any of these?

Simer 2305 Geyser II 1/4 HP Submersible Utility Pump

Wayne RUP160 1/6-Horsepower 3,000 GPH Oilless Submersible Utility Water Pump

Beckett 7062410 DP400 Pump for Ponds and Fountains

Now to pick one and figure out just how in the world to run one of these crazy contraptions. They look complicated.
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by kittywitty View Post
Ok, I think I've narrowed it down. Has anyone used any of these?

Simer 2305 Geyser II 1/4 HP Submersible Utility Pump

Wayne RUP160 1/6-Horsepower 3,000 GPH Oilless Submersible Utility Water Pump

Beckett 7062410 DP400 Pump for Ponds and Fountains

Now to pick one and figure out just how in the world to run one of these crazy contraptions. They look complicated.
The first two look a lot like the one I bought from Menard's which is going strong after being used several times.
post #25 of 30
I am going to order my birth pool liner from Cascade and found this pump there:
http://www.1cascade.com/ProductInfo....roductID=04568

Anyone used it? I think we'll try it but I'd love to hear if anyone has experience with it.
post #26 of 30
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Welll... with all the water, the ice rink would probably end up pink. So you could pretend you purposefully dyed it to create a Pink Rink.
Love that!
post #27 of 30
I am glad to find this thread. I am considering a waterbirth, but had no idea how to deal with emptying the pool (besides a bucket, or siphoning).

I'm going to ask my midwife if she rents out a submersible pump.
post #28 of 30
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I bought the Wayne one I linked to above. I have not used it yet and can't find a 3/4" hose. Go figure!
post #29 of 30
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I bought the Wayne one I linked to above. I have not used it yet and can't find a 3/4" hose. Go figure!
I found tons of drinking-water-safe hoses on Amazon (I was shocked!) and just did a search for 3/4". Here are the results:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...-free+&x=0&y=0

Hope that helps! They are more expensive than what I got (about $30 for 50ft) but if you can do everything with one, hopefully it's worth it!
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by busybusymomma View Post
I really like having a submersible utility pump... just hook the hose to it, put the other end of the hose in a bathtub, toilet or out a window, stick the pump into the water and plug 'er in.
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That's what we did. We had basement flooding last spring and happened to have several submersible pumps laying around so we used one, it drained in minutes.
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