Bottom Drains

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Bottom Drain Installation Guide

Bottom Drain Installation Guide

Bottom Drain Under Liner to Skimmer

Bottom Drain Under Liner to Skimmer

The bottom drain is installed under the liner. Flex PVC pipe carries the water under the liner to the skimmer box. A bulkhead fitting is installed in the skimmer. A PVC male adapter connects the flex PVC to the bulkhead fitting. A valve is placed inside the skimmer box to control flow. When the pump is turned on, water will flow into...
Bottom Drain Above Liner to External Pump Manifold

Bottom Drain Above Liner to External Pump Manifold

External Pump Suction Manifold Use a 2" Three-Way Valve as a manifold to join the surface skimmer with the bottom drain. In this diagram we substitute our Large Tadpole for the bottom drain. This arrangement eliminates the need for cutting the liner. Instead, the Tadpole is pulled from the pond for easy cleaning.
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