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Pool Hose Pretzel Help!


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10-23-17, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)  
Pool Hose Pretzel Help!

I have a Hayward Navigator pool vac and and am using a Hayward hose. All major parts on the vac (turning gear, pods, A frame) have been replaced and rechecked. My hose is tangling up in a pretzel all the time. The vac turns properly about 3 to left stop then 3 to right per the manual. What is wrong? Do I simply need a new hose (at least 6 years old)? The manual says if its tangling up in a pretzel check water pressure, A frame and parts underneath. I did all that and found nothing wrong. The only possibility is the shoes are a bit work but not up to the replacement line which Hayward marks on them. In fact the wear is not even close to the replacement line.

A new Hayward hose is at least $100. Is the hose really the cause despite Haywardís manual not citing the hose as the cause? Per the manual if one sees the hose curled up it may need replacement but its its in a pretzel (more like you twist donut in my case) itís the water pressure or A frame. Iím stumped. What do you think and suggest?

 
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10-23-17, 07:19 PM   #2 (permalink)  
I do a lot of pool repair work but I'm not a cleaner specialist. Everyone I know that has one has problem with it.

I have noticed that many times the hose doesn't stay floating and that causes it to get tangled. In this thread I told the member to use a pool noodle to add additional buoyancy to the hose.
Polaris-380-pool-vac-hose-gets-tangled


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10-28-17, 12:30 AM   #3 (permalink)  
Thanks I tried the floater idea. In my case it got in the way. I think my hose was ruined as I let this tangle issue go on for a long time and its hard to reverse plastic baking in like that.

 
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10-28-17, 01:04 PM   #4 (permalink)  
It is incredible how the sun bakes hoses. I still have the original vacuum hose for my pool that I got from the builder. That was over 40 years ago. It's still in great shape. I keep it hanging in a little pool shed out of the sun.


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11-10-17, 09:23 PM   #5 (permalink)  
I have noticed that my Polaris get tangled more...when the water turned cold, say 75 to 55 or 60 degrees. Aside from that I have fixed my tangled hose problem 90%.....by making sure all the swivels are new or working fine......and by cutting various sizes of pool noodles, slitting them and inserting them at various locations, in between the floats....trying various configurations until you see a great improvement....than tape them shut.

It might have been on this forum 2-3 years ago that I posted my success using this method. I will look around. Try again, OP. YUP.....that was me PJMax and thanks again.

 
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