Pond Vac Questions

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I use an Oase Pondovac Classic fairly regularly to get rid of leaves and debris on the bottom on my 1000 gallon pond. Works great except for one thing. The discharge outlet hose is only about 6 feet long, not nearly long enough to conduct the drainage very far from the vac. When the vac gets full and cuts off, it immediately dumps a huge amount of very dirty and cruddy water right where I don't want it. A longer discharge hose sure would be nice.

Oase offers what they call a discharge extension hose, but it's only advertised as fitting the Pondovac 3 and 4. I have no idea if it will fit the classic, and at $50 I'm not buying it unless I'm sure it will fit. I've looked everywhere else, and I cannot find any discharge extension hose for this vac.

I'm considering trying to kluge a longer generic flex hose onto the discharge of the vac. (I'll have to include the flapper valve.) Thought I'd check here first.

So my questions:
Is there a reason why this discharge hose is so short, and no extension is available?
Has anyone else had problems with this, and found any solution?
 
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sorry i did not buy that oase just for that reason but i will say home depot sells shop vac extension and a collar that joins two hoses together . so i would grap the collar see if it fits your hose i'm betting it does and then just buy any kink free garbage hose of the same size
 

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I have the Pondovac 3 or 4. It’s been a while since I used it, so I might be giving you totally false information…….but I recall using long sections of PVC pipe and some FERNCO couplings to extend the length of the discharge hose. I do know that, like you, I needed it to discharge SOMEWHERE ELSE, so that was my solution. I don’t recall what the PVC diameter was, but check your hose and see what size it is.
 

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