Quick question. When I attach the black flexible hoses that just slide on to the skimmer to pump and pump to return, should I add anything or are there any tricks to ensuring a tight seal? These are the black 1 1/2" flexible hoses that slide on to the male end and have the metal ring around them that gets tightened. I had one last year that had a small leak that was kind of annoying, not enough to worry about, but was annoying.
Along the same note, should I ever replace or add anything to the seals for the pump hoses, specifically the basket that screws on to the pump that has the "O" ring inside it, same with the hose that goes from pump to filter, they both have the O ring that is maybe silicone that you put in the screw part before you start screwing it down.
Thanks for the help!