Steady drip on Return Hose

jdboren

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Jun 16, 2008
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I just installed a new liner new skimmer and return. The skimmer/return didn't come with very good instructions and I didn't find this website until afterwards. So here's my question. Now that I have a constant drip on the outside of my pool on the return hose, what's the best way to fix it??? Thanks.
 

frustratedpoolmom

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My return has three sections that screw together, two on the outside. While tightening one, I started to losen the other, accidentally. See if that's what's happening....the other thing is my hose attaches to this outer part. It's secured with a clamp. Try tightening the clamp, if you have the same setup, it's also helpful to wrap teflon tape around the connections before clamping them.
 

jdboren

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Jun 16, 2008
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Thanks for the response. I've been thinking about using the plumbers tape since I screwed it all together and have been kicking myself in the butt for not doing it sooner. I'll give it a try. Thanks again.
 

sevver

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Use the plumbers tape, and then take some plumbers grease and put it on the top of the tape. This will lube it up so it will spin in easier. I have done this on plumbing stuff for years, and this year I did it with the pool and it works awesome. Not one leak anywhere. Last year it leaked all year.
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