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Thread: A better filter hose

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    A better filter hose

    Does anyone out there know where i can buy or have made a better filter hose. Im talking about the type that Pentair uses between their pump and filters. I have a Pentair Optiflo pump and sand filter and it uses a clear spa hose with threaded collars. It never leaks and Im thoroughly convinced it isnt going to bust either. I have my pump and filter around 9 feet from my pool so I buy 12 foot filter hoses and they have to be replaced about every other year at a cost of about 30-45 bucks per hose each time. Any help would be appreciated. And before anyone says " you know if your worried about 30-45 bucks, then you'll be sick about how much those hoses would cost." Im not. I already know they would be expensive. Heck the Pentair one costs about 50 bucks and its only about 2 feet long. Its more about peace of mind. That I don't come out and see my pool water level below my skimmer and my pump running dry. No leaks. No more rusty "stainless steel" hose clamps. Thanks in advance for any advice. I have attached a pic of the type of hose I am talking about. But of course much longer.

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    Re: A better filter hose

    I got rid of all hoses and went all PVC pipe. Less flow resistance and much less likely to leak or pop off draining the pool
    Intex 18ft dia. Ultraframe, 6500 gal. above ground Intex pool with Hayward C550 cartridge type filter and Intex Krystal Clear Ozone and saltwater system model ZS8110, Taylor K-2006 test Kit, Pool filter supplemented with Duda Diesel 1 micron filter bag
    Located in Cypress, Tx.

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    Re: A better filter hose

    yeah I did that about 15 minutes ago. Still used a 3 foot piece of flexible hose to connect to my chlorinator. Seems to me that there would be a market for a better filter hose though.

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