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    Question Hose keeps falling off... any suggestions, please!!

    This is my first time getting my pool opened and running by myself, I have everything hooked up and it was pumping/running just fine... a half hour later I glance outside and the water level had drained to almost below my skimmer... leaving the pump to run with out a lot of water and the water pouring out of the skimmer hose connection... Grrrrrr... twice now.

    Why won't the hose stay connected to the skimmer "down pipe"... I am afraid if I tighten the hose clamp any tighter it will just crack the white plastic piece coming off the skimmer... What should I do, I don't trust it at all now. Scared if I walk away it will fall off again and I will lose all the water again, burn out the pump and more or worse.

    Any suggestions!? Am I forgetting something? Should I add a hook or support for the tubing/hose/pipe??

    Thank you!
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    Re: Hose keeps falling off... any suggestions, please!!

    You need to tighten that clamp. There is no way you will be able to tighten it enough to crack the fitting. The clamp would strip out before that could happen. I an 6'2 - 250 lbs and I crank on my hose clamps as tight as I can without any problems
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    Re: Hose keeps falling off... any suggestions, please!!

    Using a nut driver or small ratchet will help if you have been using a screwdriver.


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    Re: Hose keeps falling off... any suggestions, please!!

    Really? Man I feel like I'm wrenching on it... so it doesn't need anything else. Just tighten it and it should stay, it's really just the force of the water continuing to push the hose off?? Thank you!

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    Re: Hose keeps falling off... any suggestions, please!!

    How old is the hose? I used to have this problem till I bought a new hose. I actually got a new hose because the old one was cracking. Then I realized that the fitting was much better on the new one.

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    Re: Hose keeps falling off... any suggestions, please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stonedrie View Post
    How old is the hose? I used to have this problem till I bought a new hose. I actually got a new hose because the old one was cracking. Then I realized that the fitting was much better on the new one.
    Ditto. I had a hose that kept blowing and stopped when I replaced it. They are not that expensive.
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    Re: Hose keeps falling off... any suggestions, please!!

    Buy 2 new clamps and double them up.
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