I walked into my backyard today to notice my water level was down a bit.....about 2 feet! The pump was trickling along, so turned it off to avoid further damage while I looked for the 'leak'.
After just a second of inspection, I noticed the hose from my Polaris booster pump had popped off the quick disconnect. I looked around and finally found part of the locking collar that is supposed to keep the hose connected. I guess the sun finally made the plastic brittle after 6 years....
I ran to the pool supple store and bought a kit which included a reinforced hose and quick connects. The instructions say to screw the connects onto the pump and then push the hose onto the quick connect until it is flush against the hose barb base. OK, that is easy enough. The next step says to 'pull and twist the sleeve on the quick connect over the hose as far as possible' and that is where my problem comes in. Apparently, I am too wimpy to 'pull and twist' the sleeve into place. I worked up a good sweat 'pulling and twisting' to little effect. I know it is not pulled up enough, because the retainer clip will not fit where it is supposed to go.
So after searching Google, Youtube, and the TFP boards, my question to you gurus is: What is the trick to pulling the sleeve into position?