I'd like to drain some rainwater sitting on an in-ground pool cover. I siphoned the first few inches quite easily with one end at the street level—which, luckily, is a little lower than both the front- and the back- yards—and the other in the pool.
That still left me with a few more inches. Had I had a rain chute right in front of the house, I would have just dangled the garden hose in a little and continued the drainage. That makes me wonder. What is to stop me from simply taking the garden hose through a window and down to the sink in the basement? I'd keep in eye that there are no microscopic holes in the hose, and I'd be sitting next to the sink in the basement for the 2-3 hours that the task will take to make sure I don't end up with a flooding.
All in all it's an entirely passive method, but my gut feeling tells me it's irrational to take a garden hose, even one carrying water passively, into the house. What am I missing?