Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Hose Cuffs

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    St Clair Shores
    Posts
    3

    Hose Cuffs

    Hello everyone!
    I have installed my solar heaters on the garage roof. This is the 1st time doing this. The past few years they were on the ground. I have to get new hoses because of the location on the roof. My question is about the hose cuffs. The local pool store has 100' reel of black hose for $100. I would need to cut it in half. On the cut ends cuffs would have to be added. Every cuff that I've seen for sale online talks about it for a vacuum. Can these be used for my hosed from the filter, to the heaters, then back to the return jet? The other option that I have is to buy cut to length grey hose in 3' increments at $1.70 per 3'. I have a 1hp pump.

    Thanks

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Hose Cuffs

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I do not understand what you keep meaning by hoses and cuffs for a solar panel.

    Usually solar is plumbed with PVC pipe with maybe 6" pieces of rubber hose between the panels (for some manufacturers).

    Pictures would likely help a lot:
    How To Post Pictures
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    St Clair Shores
    Posts
    3

    Re: Hose Cuffs

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I do not understand what you keep meaning by hoses and cuffs for a solar panel.

    Usually solar is plumbed with PVC pipe with maybe 6" pieces of rubber hose between the panels (for some manufacturers).

    Pictures would likely help a lot:
    How To Post Pictures
    Here is a pic of the cuffs.
    uploadfromtaptalk1433537169244.jpg

    My heater.
    uploadfromtaptalk1433537152128.jpeg

    Heaters on the garage.
    uploadfromtaptalk1433537022885.jpg

    The pump and filter.
    uploadfromtaptalk1433537091198.jpg


  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Hose Cuffs

    That is going to be a significant pipe run through small hoses. I am not sure how well your pump is going to do that.

    I also know nothing about using hoses like that. Going to larger PVC pipe for a majority of the run to the panels and then switching to the hose for the connections would be better.

    Please add your location (City, State or City, Country) to your profile and pool details to your signature as described HERE as it will help us help you.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    St Clair Shores
    Posts
    3

    Re: Hose Cuffs

    With a 1hp pump it should be alright. I need to use the flax hose so all of it can be removed in the winter.


  6. Back To Top    #6
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Hose Cuffs

    You could always leave the hard plumbing in place for the winter.
    But, use the hoses if that is what you want to do.
    I have no idea about adding cuffs.
    And still question the ability of the pump through the very inefficient hoses.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •