Hi, please email me about the homeschooling stuff and I will answer you right away. I don't think I'm allowed to discuss my business in the threads...??? I did that once and my post was erased. Our webhost server went down so our site has been down for three days now. grrrr... email me and I'll tell you what we carry.
Awesome that you got your pool already! Dh emptied ours using a drill-powered syphon. We got it at the hardware store and it worked pretty well. It has a little motor in the center and then two threaded pipe parts sticking out on each side. You hook up the garden hose to one end of the syphon with the other end of the hose in the water, and then to the other end of the syphon you put another length of hose long enough to reach to your sink or bathtub where you will empty the water. Then, you use a regular drill and stick it into the provided hole in the syphon's motor section. Turn the drill on and it spins the motor, and presto, starts to syphon all the water out of the pool into the tub or sink.
Thing is, it was pretty loud and slow. Dh got almost all of it out that way, and then carried the pool to the bathroom to drain and rinse it out. We live in a tiny downtown loft so we didn't have a yard to haul it out into.
We bought a new garden hose and some other short bit of plumbing hose. You might want to bring a bit of your kitchen sink faucet (or whatever faucet you are using to fill the pool up with) with you when you buy the hoses. We had to purchase an additional attachment threading thingy to make it fit.
Talk to you later!