Every year for SOOOO many years we struggle with hoses and connectors. Opening each spring always includes at least a few episodes of blowing a hose or connector and losing a LOT of water. You would think that after all these years I would have learned to either accept it or do something about it. If any of you remember last year, I pitched a fit on the site because I had this issue again. Well, deja vu - I went through it all again yesterday - 500 gallons into the yard, but the worst part was it happened at the same time my horses were both out of the fence ON the highway!!! My life was the pits yesterday.
I need to hard plumb - I'm sick and tired of this. Remember, we live where EVERYTHING is a block of ice potentially for 7-8 months of the year so I have to be able to drain those lines out easily. Suggestions??? Plans, diagrams, anything???? We have some pvc incorporated into the system right now but then all go to hoses with connectors. Frankly its one HUGE cluster of hoses over on that side right now - a real maze to traverse when weed wacking and mowing. I'll try to get a picture of the setup. We cannot move the solar and obviously the filter and pump are stationary on a pad near the skimmer. We have ball valves at the skimmer and return, but they are temperamental and do not always close all the way. I want to get everything set up as much as possible before opening lines. Help??