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    Backwash hose question

    I have a new Intex sand filter pump that I am SO happy with!! My pool has never been clearer or had this much sparkle to it! However, I need to buy my own backwash hose, and can't seem to find one with good reviews. From what I've read, I need a 2" hose, and for my drainage, about 50' long. I have a threaded fitting, however I have just been using a pipe clamp and it has been working fine (I have been borrowing one from a friend). Can someone recommend a good sturdy hose for a reasonable price?

    Thanks in advance!!
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    Re: Backwash hose question

    I haven't noticed a lot of variety in backwash hoses, I usually just pick up whatever the pool store has. Mine stays out in the sun most of the time and has not failed in 5 years. Walmart and some of the hardware stores also carry backwash hoses.
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    Re: Backwash hose question

    I use one of these:

    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R ... Bwcno73Arg

    The output of my DE filter has a 2" threaded pipe, so I purchased fittings from HD that I could splice onto the end of the hose with a pipe clamp, and with a female threaded end. When it is time to backwash, I unroll, screw onto the end, and run the end of the hose to a part of the yard that needs some water. I then turn on the pump for a couple of minutes in backwash mode. Then I return to normal and pump for a minute, and repeat this 2-3 times until the pressure is around 10 psi. Then I add new DE or cellulose. Works great!
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    Re: Backwash hose question

    Thanks! I've been looking online since I cannot find one in any local store, and the reviews are just awful. Talking of splitting and holes after just a couple uses. I'm not rich, and don't want to spend more than necessary for a hose, however I would spend the money again for the sand filter, and would recommend that to ANYONE! Intex should just include the backwash hose,,,

    Thanks for the help!
    Intex AG Round 15'x42" About 4600 Gallons.
    2650 Gallon Sand Filter Pump W/GFCI .
    K-2006 test kit.
    Here in the beautiful Southwest Michigan!

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    Re: Backwash hose question

    My solution was to use the vacuum hose connected to the backwash connection with a rubber fernco fitting.
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