Backwash hose issues

Water Cat

Active member
Aug 30, 2020
I've had it with backwash hoses. Every time I backwash there's a new hole in the hose.

After going through three hoses this season alone, I purchased a 1 1/2" lay flat reinforced hose meant for an agriculture pump. Rigged up a steel nipple to the waste hole on the filter and attached a 90 degree elbow and a cam lock.

New system seems to work really well. The hose weighs alot more than a backwash hose though but a garden hose rack holds it up off the floor of the shed.

No more pool backwash hoses for me.

Anybody else have issues with backwash hoses?


New member
Mar 22, 2021
Yes, I switched to a 2” discharge hose from harbor freight which is surprisingly great quality. Originally I was going to do a cam lock but after getting the adapters it seemed a little overly fussy for the application so I switched to a standard 2” NPT threaded connector and have been very happy.
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