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Thread: Animal Bracelets Saved My Flex Hose!

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    Animal Bracelets Saved My Flex Hose!

    I had the fountain on today and noticed a spray out in left field. I had a tiny slit in the flex hose from my filter to the pool. I was concerned this continuous slow leak could open up wider and lead to my water line dropping below the skimmer when I wasn't home. Since it was late in the evening, there was no way I could replace it until tomorrow. I disconnected the hose and placed two animal bracelets (glorified, expensive rubber bands - parent of young kids, you know!) doubled multiple times over the groove where the leak was. Amazingly, no leak. Hope it holds up tomorrow until I can purchase a new hose. Guess I didn't waste all that money on animal bracelets for nothing! Oh, by the way, can I get this 3 foot or so hose elsewhere, or are they sold at pool stores for the most part? Thanks.
    11000 gallon Viking Fiberglass 12 x 28, Intellichlor IC-40 SWG, 24" cascade fountain, 12" cascade fountain, 1 1/2 HP pump, sand filter

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    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Animal Bracelets Saved My Flex Hose!

    I shall now confiscate all of my daughter's Zany Bandz in the name of swimming pool preventative maintenance.
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    Barbara C's Avatar
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    Jun 2010
    Southern Indiana

    Re: Animal Bracelets Saved My Flex Hose!

    I live in podunkville and the pool shop is the only place I can find them. Walmart here doesn't carry hoses.

    Kudos on thinking fast and using something you have on hand to fix the hose temporarily.
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    Stephens City, VA

    Re: Animal Bracelets Saved My Flex Hose!

    Be careful...if those are the silly bands my kiddo has, we were told they will snap if worn/exposed to pool water....
    Backyard pool-less, but used to be.....
    16,100 gallon, 18x38 3.5 ft deep oval AG, Vinyl, Sand, 1hp pump Liquidator TFT100 test kit

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    Re: Animal Bracelets Saved My Flex Hose!

    My local walmart here sells hose kits. Has 2 hoses and other junk with it. 1.5 - 1.25 hose adapters. Its like $12 I think. About.

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    Mod Squad zea3's Avatar
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    Houston, Texas

    Re: Animal Bracelets Saved My Flex Hose!

    Check your local Lowes/Home Depot. They sell hoses by the foot in the plumbing section.
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