Guys, any feedback on how to stop leaks for flexible hose ? I just replace the hose to the pump and the return back to the pool from the filter. There were cheaper black hoses there and one was cracked so I "upgraded" to a much thicker-walled white hose. But now no matter how tight I get the hose clamps, it wants to leak -- probably a drip a second from one and faster from another location.
Are there certain fittings that should be used ? Or do I simply need to apply some kind of silicone to the fitting before I put the hose in place and then clamp it down ?
To be clear -- the leaks are not between the filter and fitting -- I used teflon tape there and those connections seem good.
Appreciate any thoughts you may have. Bought a house a couple of months ago and inherited a green-swamp of an above ground pool. I've changed the sand in the filter and want to get these leaks stopped so I can get the pool filled to proper levels and get to work cleaning it up.