I'm looking for something on the market that will block my Kreepy Krauly hose from getting sucked into the skimmer entrance. It blocks the flow and makes this horribly loud "slurping" sound. I've tried fabricating things out of plastic, and am contemplating building something out of fiberglass if I can't find a solution. The flat grate-type guards I've found so far won't work - the hose will still get sucked up against those and block the flow.
Any ideas? I need a bow or bumper of some sort.