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.