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    Hoses and Duct Tape

    The hose from my pump to my filter refuses to stay on. It always comes off on the pump even though I have two clamps on it. My solution was duct tape around the base of the hose and the pump. It works like a charm. Is this an acceptable solution, or am I doing something wrong altogether? Is it frowned upon in the pool community?
    11000 gallon Viking Fiberglass 12 x 28, Intellichlor IC-40 SWG, 24" cascade fountain, 12" cascade fountain, 1 1/2 HP pump, sand filter

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    Re: Hoses and Duct Tape

    sounds like something is wrong, duct tape can melt off in warm conditions. post a picture of your setup and we can help you better.
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    Re: Hoses and Duct Tape

    Sounds like the hose is bigger than the nipple. Duct tape filler probably won't last. Time to break out the ruler and make a visit to the hardware store.
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    Re: Hoses and Duct Tape

    My hoses were the correct size. Turns out, a threaded hose adapter with barbs on one end solved the problem. On to the next issue!
    11000 gallon Viking Fiberglass 12 x 28, Intellichlor IC-40 SWG, 24" cascade fountain, 12" cascade fountain, 1 1/2 HP pump, sand filter

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