Ok to leave disconnected hoses outside in winter?

richierich

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Jul 12, 2013
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I usually put the hoses under the deck so they are out of the way then attach to my equipment. There isn't a lot of room under the deck so it takes a while to guide them to the other side. Would these flexible hoses be ok to stay outside in the harsh NY winters? Or could they become brittle over time. Would you bring them indoors? Thanks

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mariane

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May 8, 2012
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Southeast Michigan
The harsh winter will shorten the life of the hoses. Our would fail after 2-3 years when left in a deck box over the winter. We finally hard plumbed the lines and no problems since.
 

mariane

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May 8, 2012
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Do u remove the pvc for the winter?
Technically Yes and No.
The ones that run from: pump to filter, filter to heater, skimmer to lower pipe, return to lower pipe are removed at the unions. Pipe connected to heater stays in place. Line ends are capped or plugged and a high tech plastic cup (LOL) is put over the vertical pipes so the plugs don't have ice sitting on them.
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All the remaining lines are underground and are blown out with an air compressor.
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This PVC is electrical grade and has held up without incident for over 5 years.
 
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