I'm in the middle of opening our pool again this year and for whatever reason I've had the darndest time with the clear hose that runs from the pump to the sand filter (see pic below of hayward sand filter and pump which is what i have)
I had a few questions if anyone could try and shed some light on....
1) We inherited the pool when we got the house and I'e never understood why this one hose is different than all the others. All the rest are 1.5" diameter plastic hoses. What makes this clear one special and why does it need to be used between the pump and the sand filter ?
2) The issue I'm suddenly having this year is that the hose keeps coming off after a few minutes once i start running the pump. I have a 1 clamp on it and even I tried putting some silicon caulk on the inside of the tube and letting it dry for 24 hours to see if that helps but so far no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions for what else I might try ? Is the silicon caulk a decent approach ?
3) Also, is there a technical term for this kinda of hose just so I have the lingo right ?
Thanks ahead of time,