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    Best flexible drain hose

    Well, I bought the pump to drain my pool, but it does not come with a discharge hose. I looked at Leslies, but out of the 12 or so ratings, 90% indicated the hose splits on the first use! Is there a better brand or thickness that would last a decent amount of time? Anyone with any experience along these lines, I would love to hear back with your recommendations.
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    Re: Best flexible drain hose

    Buy a "used" fire hose off ebay, there are often available in the $25-$50 range for 1.5 inch cabinet style fire hoses that were replaced due to age not wear that will outperform any discharge hose you are likely to find. Fire hoses must be recertified every X number of years (15-20?) and it is often cheaper to replace than to recertify so you can get perfectly functional hoses for non fire safety use cheap. There are multiple thread connector standards for fire hoses, most common is NH/NST, you can get an NPT to NST brass adapter for about $15 on ebay or a plastic one for about half that.
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    Re: Best flexible drain hose

    Why a dedicated hose to drain a pool. I just use a couple of pool vac hoses
    6014 gallons aprx
    cartridge type filter
    summer escapes pool above ground metal frame
    SFS1000 SkimmerPlus filter pump with GFCI=1,500 GPH
    install date: 6-1-12

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    Re: Best flexible drain hose

    Both excellent suggestions...thanks. Unfortunately, my vac hose is only 16' long and will not reach the drain plug. I like the idea of a used fire hose for durability and I am going to write our fire dept to see if they have any for disposal.
    Inground 1800 gallon gunite spa/pool, installed mid 1980s.
    Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 4 cartridge filter Model CCP 240
    Pac Fab Challenger (High head, High flow) 1 1/2 HP pump
    One Jandy valve controlling automatic chlorinator

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    Re: Best flexible drain hose

    I'll second the used fire hose! It's what I use, and it works great. A roll around garden hose reel for storage, and you're set!

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    20,000 gallon freeform IG plaster with spa, AutoPilot Nano+ SWG, 24" Hayward sand filter, 2 hp Hayward Super II pump, 400k btu NG heater, Polaris 280 cleaner with booster pump

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    Re: Best flexible drain hose

    Can I ask where you got it? I've looked online but most don't seem to be rated for moving water...just corral fencing and such.
    Inground 1800 gallon gunite spa/pool, installed mid 1980s.
    Pentair Clean and Clear Plus 4 cartridge filter Model CCP 240
    Pac Fab Challenger (High head, High flow) 1 1/2 HP pump
    One Jandy valve controlling automatic chlorinator

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    Re: Best flexible drain hose

    I got the brass fitting at Amazon, and the fire hose on eBay. It pays to shop around a little.

    Collinsville, Oklahoma
    Pool completed May 2015!
    20,000 gallon freeform IG plaster with spa, AutoPilot Nano+ SWG, 24" Hayward sand filter, 2 hp Hayward Super II pump, 400k btu NG heater, Polaris 280 cleaner with booster pump

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    Re: Best flexible drain hose

    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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