First - THANK YOU! My wife and I had an Intex 18'-10' oval pool for a couple of years, and thanks to a pile of knowledge gathered here, it was sparkling and inviting - and clean and good looking enough that when we sold it, we got back almost half what we'd bought it for.
For the last year we've had an Intex Pure Spa, and have found it to be a great value for its low price. Recently we found our patio to be wet. After draining the spa I spotted a little bit of rust on a hose clamp, and removed the pump cover and pump to find that the black flanged hose connecting the pump to the heater inlet had rotted and cracked on top. It will be a quick and easy fix - if I can find the replacement part. Intex' web site showed me a lot of external parts, but nothing from inside the pump/heater assembly. Searches at local hardware stores and a pool store have come up empty.
Any tips on locating the part would be greatly appreciated.