I replaced the skimmer housing (this is the before picture) but had to reuse the hose male smooth adapter (appears gray). And I reused the same clamps and white hose. It initially didn't leak but now I think there is leakage from above the hose male smooth adapter as well as from between the hose and the adapter. I'm not sure I used enough Teflon tape or applied it in the right clockwise orientation with the adapter to make a water tight connection. I ordered a new adapter which I will use to replace the gray one. Should I use Teflon tape again or should I use thread sealant (TFE paste with Teflon)? And should I use any sealant or other compound between the smooth adapter and the hose or are the clamps enough? Thank you!