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    Hose busting

    I have a 15" round aboveground with a Swimpro Voyager filter and Hayward pump.

    When I started up the pump this year, the hose going from our Aqua Smarte ( I know, I know, I am working on converting)
    to the return was shooting water upward into the sky like a fire hydrant. After turning off the pump, we found cuts/holes in
    the hose. We rigged the hose to work for awhile, and then we had to clean out our filter cartridge.

    When starting the pump up after cleaning the cartridge, the hose busted again. I opened the
    air relief valve until a steady ( it was shooting out) stream of water is coming out of the valve, but I am worried that
    I am not allowing enough air to escape before closing the valve, causing the hose to bust.
    Is there something on the pressure gauge to indicate when all of the air is out? How can you tell?

    Also, is it ok to close the valve (after the air is out) while the
    pump is running? Or do you turn off the pump, close the valve and start it back up?
    Got a new hose today and don't want to turn on the pump until I am sure about this.
    Thanks in advance for any advice or input.

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Hose busting

    Welcome to TFP!

    The old hose is defective or worn out and should be replaced. Releasing air, or not, would not have caused the hose to fail.

    You can close the air relief valve once water starts coming out, leaving the pump on.
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    Re: Hose busting

    Thanks so much! For the welcome and the advice. I will be installing the new hose today and will see how it works.
    Thanks again.

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