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    Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    I'd like to get a hose reel. I see one that is a cart with wheels and other reels without wheels. I don't want something that is flimsy that will break or be more of a hassle to use than rolling the hose by hand.

    The hose will likely be kept out of storage, in the sun sometimes. I don't think the reel will fit in the Suncast storage area where I used to wind the vac hose around some large tubs of chemicals.

    Does anyone have any warnings of brands they were unhappy with, or suggestions of a brand they liked?

    I do not want to make one of PVC, I really want one that unrolls the hose so that it does not kink.

    Advice?
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    We found a large trash can with lid works best for us. Easy to coil and uncoil, hides easily, and keeps the hose out of the sun.

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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    I use a trash can as well...........with wheels on it.
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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    Mine just goes in the large deck box along with the nozzles and brooms. Handy and out of sight.
    24'x40' 25k gal Imperial Mountain Pond IGP, full 28 mil VynAll Ocean Breakers liner. All Hayward system: 140k BTU HeatPro heat pump, 3/4HP single speed TriStar 2" Pump, DE6020 filter, AquaPlus Automation/Salt Chlorination, remote controls, ColorLogic 4.0 lighting. Polaris 280 w/PB4-60 BP. TF100 & K1766 test kits. Rinox Palazzo pavers and Spherik coping. Pool installed 9/2013, project completed 6/16/14.

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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by steveg_nh View Post
    Mine just goes in the large deck box along with the nozzles and brooms. Handy and out of sight.
    Eh, been doing that, but I'm finding that not sufficient. Maybe now that the Polaris is running so well, we won't need that hose out much and it can go back where it had been, wound around a bucket of Cal-hypo or whatever in the storage box way around the corner.

    I was hoping that someone had a favorite product that they used to roll the hose up and cart away neatly without having to wind up and fight to unwind later. Guess I'll just blindly try one, after I resolve whether it will fit back into the bin.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    Out of curiosity, I Googled "Pool hose Reels"
    http://www.recreonics.com/vacuum_hoses_reel.htm

    $1394.25 for this little reel !!
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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by anonapersona View Post
    Eh, been doing that, but I'm finding that not sufficient. Maybe now that the Polaris is running so well, we won't need that hose out much and it can go back where it had been, wound around a bucket of Cal-hypo or whatever in the storage box way around the corner.

    I was hoping that someone had a favorite product that they used to roll the hose up and cart away neatly without having to wind up and fight to unwind later. Guess I'll just blindly try one, after I resolve whether it will fit back into the bin.
    Probably why it works for me. Hardly use the hose vac with the Polaris. The robot works amazing!
    24'x40' 25k gal Imperial Mountain Pond IGP, full 28 mil VynAll Ocean Breakers liner. All Hayward system: 140k BTU HeatPro heat pump, 3/4HP single speed TriStar 2" Pump, DE6020 filter, AquaPlus Automation/Salt Chlorination, remote controls, ColorLogic 4.0 lighting. Polaris 280 w/PB4-60 BP. TF100 & K1766 test kits. Rinox Palazzo pavers and Spherik coping. Pool installed 9/2013, project completed 6/16/14.

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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    Thats just crazy! Spend 1400 dollars to store a 35 dollar hose. And it aint even chromed! smh



    Quote Originally Posted by Willi View Post
    Out of curiosity, I Googled "Pool hose Reels"
    http://www.recreonics.com/vacuum_hoses_reel.htm

    $1394.25 for this little reel !!
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    Excellent idea. Thanks woody!

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp View Post
    I use a trash can as well...........with wheels on it.
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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    Hi. I am also looking for a storage solution. A trash can sounds good. But what about any moisture inside the hose?
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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by brightblonde View Post
    Hi. I am also looking for a storage solution. A trash can sounds good. But what about any moisture inside the hose?
    I use a trash can as well, I put a couple of holes in the bottom to let water drain out, I also keep the vac head & skimmer plate in it also
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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    On some of the cleaners if you read the manual, they say to lay the hose straight/flat and do no leave coiled up.
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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    I hang it from a hook under the deck stairs. I hardly use it. Most pool vac'ing is handled by the Polaris.
    24'x40' 25k gal Imperial Mountain Pond IGP, full 28 mil VynAll Ocean Breakers liner. All Hayward system: 140k BTU HeatPro heat pump, 3/4HP single speed TriStar 2" Pump, DE6020 filter, AquaPlus Automation/Salt Chlorination, remote controls, ColorLogic 4.0 lighting. Polaris 280 w/PB4-60 BP. TF100 & K1766 test kits. Rinox Palazzo pavers and Spherik coping. Pool installed 9/2013, project completed 6/16/14.

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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Does the hose need to be kept out of the sun?
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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    Pool Cleaner & Vacuum Storage Hose Reel - PoolSupplies.com

    Haven't ordered one yet myself but thinking about it

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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    Certainly not a bad idea to keep it out of the sun. After a while, the sun will ruin anything.
    24'x40' 25k gal Imperial Mountain Pond IGP, full 28 mil VynAll Ocean Breakers liner. All Hayward system: 140k BTU HeatPro heat pump, 3/4HP single speed TriStar 2" Pump, DE6020 filter, AquaPlus Automation/Salt Chlorination, remote controls, ColorLogic 4.0 lighting. Polaris 280 w/PB4-60 BP. TF100 & K1766 test kits. Rinox Palazzo pavers and Spherik coping. Pool installed 9/2013, project completed 6/16/14.

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    Re: Storing Vac Hose -- recommendations?

    I use a FeherGuard FG-VHG reel. Works pretty well.
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