Our Polaris sweeper hose clamp wore out a couple seasons ago and hose kept falling off. Instead of replacing it, we have been operating it without the sweeper hose attached. It seems to perform properly without it and does a good job picking up leaves and debris off the bottom. Is there any major disadvantage to operating the cleaner without the sweeper hose? Do you recommend replacing the clamp and/or hose? Does it really add much benefit? We were getting tired of purchasing the high-priced tail scrubbers at the pool store and also the tail squirting water out of the pool, but now that we discovered lower-priced replacement parts on Amazon (YAY! ), and also joining TFP and finding solutions to the water squirting, we will probably consider using it again. Just want your opinions on if it's really necessary or not. Thanks in advance for your recommendations!