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    In ground return repair using hose & Clamps?

    Ok, so I just opened up the pool and one of the returns was leaking like a Geyser .
    Removed a bunch of the pavers and found that when my pool repair company re-installed the Loop-Loc last year they drilled into one of the returns to set one of the anchors.

    After some digging, cutting, etc. they repaired the return by replacing a section of PVC. They glued one end and used reinforced hose with double SS hose clamps on the other end. I have used reinforced hose with double SS hose clamps in marine applications where pressures have been far greater then my pool system can create so Iím comfortable with the process, But I didnít bury them in the ground?

    Has anyone used or seen this type of repair for pool use?
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    Re: In ground return repair using hose & Clamps?

    They should have used a shielded no-hub coupling. Basically the same thing, but with a metal band around it.
    Ideally, a pvc repair coupling would have been the ideal thing to use.
    Is the pipe already buried?
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    Re: In ground return repair using hose & Clamps?

    Pipe is not buried yet as my paver guy wants to do all the backfill and re-install pavers. Expect him here sometime next week

    I agree the shielded no-hub would have been a better choice.
    Spoke to the Pool Company and their standing firm on the repair and are guaranteeing it. They have been stellar with all of their work, have been in Biz for 30+ years, just builds & repairs, no maintenance work. They’re picking up all costs involved

    I think I cut a larger diameter PVC pipe and clam shell it around the hose to protect it from rocks, whatever.
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    Re: In ground return repair using hose & Clamps?

    I had a collapsed pipe under my skimmer and had limited pipe and room to work with and did the same thing. Everyone i checked with said it would not be an issue.
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    Re: In ground return repair using hose & Clamps?

    I used a telescoping coupling and it worked great.. it was on my lawn sprinklers that are at 70 to 75 PSI...

    here is a 1.5 inch Red Flag Products 1-1/2-Inch PVC Slip Fix Telescoping Repair Coupling with Union (White) - - Amazon.com
    here is a 2 inch Amazon.com : Red Flag Products 2-Inch PVC Slip Fix Telescoping Repair Coupling with Union (White) : Patio, Lawn Garden

    here is a video about them, I used the second 1 shown..



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    Re: In ground return repair using hose & Clamps?

    That's the proper fix.
    However, the Fernco should be ok.
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