Hi all my pool experts. I've enjoyed lurking and reading up on all the matters as last year and this year purchased our used 18' 52" resin AGP, cleared up the backyard, built the pool, installed gas and electric, setup the heater, balanced the chemicals, and just recently finished attaching and building a second deck.
Now I have what I hope is a simple problem. One or both of my intake or return hoses seem to be leaking. I have a Hayward 2hp 1 speed pump piped directly into a hayward swimpro voyager Cartridge filter that runs into a hayward h100 heater. Running to the inlet and outlet is ribbed agricultural hose secured with 2 hose clamps at each end on all connections. I've seen one or two of the connections drip at some point. I put 1 on off valve at each end with PVC pipe so I can drain the filter/pump/heater for service without water rushing everywhere.
Everytime I release air on the filter through the top after its been running for more than a hour I get air release (instead of water). The longer I run it the more air I get.
Whats the easiest way to isolate and find these leaks? Also if its the hose connections do you have recommendation for top quality hose to replace the agricultural hose with? I think the ribs may be causing air leaks possibly. It was expensive and designed for extended UV exposure but I think I need flat hose.