I bought a home-made float tank from Craigslist and am confused about my pump options. The guy gave me an Intek above ground pool pump he used to filter his tank. He simply ran the lines over the edge of the base of the tank and down into the float tank base, which is lined with uncut vinyl pool liner. I experimented with the pump in my tub, with the tubes running up and over the side of the tub to the pump on the floor. It does not seem to have enough umph to pull the water up and over the side.
Will I have to cut two holes in the bottom side of my liner and attempt to connect the lines with a water-tight seal, or is there a step I am missing to get the Intek to pump water up and over the side of the tank so I can leave the lunch uncut? Is there a way to easily tell if my pump is broken to breaking and that is the reason it seems unable to pull the water up and over the edge?