This is my first year of opening the pool. It was a new install in July. When we closed up the pool, the hose would not pull off of this fitting. We ended up having to cut the hose away. Now I can't get a hose back on it. I'm afraid of breaking the skimmer if I push or pull to hard on it. Do any of you have a trick or suggestion of a way to make it easier for the hose to go on it? Here is a picture. Thanks!