A lot of people don't realize how vital a good pool hose is until they're faced with a leaky hose or one that's no longer doing its job.
Once a pool hose starts to get kinked up or the working pressure for your pool cleaners starts to drop because of leaks and hose damage then it's time to replace it!
Before ordering the first pool hose that you run across any online shop, it's important to note that there are different types of pool hoses and one type may not work for your application.
- Regular Pool Hoses - These pool hoses usually come in varying lengths (anywhere from 30 feet to 50 feet or even longer!) and are typically used in manual pool vacuums.
- Automatic Pool Hoses - These pool hoses usually come in 1-meter segments and are usually used in applications like suction pool cleaner and in "Zodiac-type" pool cleaner use. While these may cost a bit more than your regular pool hoses, it is offset by the fact that you can replace only the damaged segments rather than replacing the entire length of the hose.
It is also important to note that pool hose length plays an important factor in any pool hose purchase. Too long and your pool hoses will be susceptible to tangles and kinking, which we should try to avoid at all costs. Too short of a pool hose will prevent your automatic pool cleaner from reaching all of the surfaces or will require you to keep repositioning around the pool if you're manually vacuuming your pool.
How to correctly measure the required pool hose length
It's actually quite simple to get the required length for your pool hose, simply take your point of connection (your skimmer in many cases) and measure to the furthest legth of your pool and add to that the deepest depth of your pool. So if the furthest distance is let's say 30 feet and the deepest depth is 8 feet then you'll need at least 38 feet of length to reach all of your surfaces. If you can't find the exact length, then pick the next step UP.