More Details - Easy Pro Professional Bottom Drain Kits
Many pond builders have found that adding a bottom drain helps keep a pond cleaner. Fish waste and other muck that accumulates on a pond bottom can be easily removed by a bottom drain. Ponds that are over 2' deep can become stagnant without a bottom drain.
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 (included) is placed inside the skimmer box to control flow. When the pump is turned on, water will flow into the skimmer through the skimmer faceplate (surface water) as well as the bottom drain.
You can control how much water goes in thru the top/bottom inlets with the valve on the bottom drain.
Bottom drain kits include bottom drain, bulkhead fitting, valve and fittings. Does not include PVC pipe.
3" Kits include BD1 or BDA Drain and are intended for use with 2' pipe
4" Kits include EBD4N or EBD4NA Drain and are intended for use with 3" pipe