Pool Vacuum Using A Garden Hose

How to Make A Pool Vacuum Using A Garden Hose? [Complete Guide]

We all know that pleasant feeling when you are just about to dive into the refreshing water of the pool. A swimming pool is an excellent complement for any household. However, as it gets dirty in time, you might find yourself frustrated and question this superb choice of having it in your backyard. Despite claiming that you have taken scrupulous care of the pool area, you can agree that there are lots of dust and dirt that tend to settle down on the water. 

But if you are reading this, you probably already know how expensive a commercial pool vacuum cleaner can get. So, what if you do not have a professional pool vacuum?

But, what if I tell you that it is easy and relatively affordable to DIY your pool vacuum using the stuff that is usually discovered in every garage? 

We install pools to make our lives more entertaining, not to waste them on endless and expensive cleaning. Therefore, today, we're going to find out how to construct a pool cleaner out of a garden hose in detail, so you could effortlessly clean the surface of your pool, including the dirtiest spots.

Alright, let's get started!

vacuuming with DIY Garden Hose

First things first: What do you need to start?

Before you can begin constructing a pool vacuum out of a garden hose, you need to determine which equipment you'll require. So, first and foremost, let's dive into the toolset section. 

1. First and foremost, Garden Hose:

It's your regular garden hose, usually made of springy polymer, and must be pretty elastic. The tube must be open on both sides so it can connect to a variety of devices. You can utilize both new or used garden hose for these purposes. The recommendation is to use a longer hose,approximately20-25feetlong.

2. Vacuum bag:

A vacuum bag is also one of the fundamental elements of future construction as it is responsible for suction force. Moreover, it keeps dirt from returning to the water during the washing procedure.

3. A telescopic pole or shaft:

As the responsible pool owner, you should already have a high-quality telescopic pole. No? Such a shame. This thing is essential when filtering out the debris that tends to stay floating on the water surface. For better outcomes, you can also attach a brush to scrub the walls of the pool additionally.

4. A plastic funnel:

Due to the tiny diameter of the inflow inlet on a garden hose, it might take quite a long time to cover a teensy surface. To widen the hose opening, we recommend using a plastic funnel. Trim a 500 ml water bottle at a 45-degree angle and attach it to the hose for a cheap and uncomplicated alternative.

Cleaning bottom of swimming pool

Crucial steps to make the Garden Hose Pool Vacuum effortlessly

Now that you have all components you'll need, let's get started on the instructions:

Step 1. Attaching the vacuum bag

Once you've decided on the optimum garden hose for the project, continue by attaching the vacuum bag to one tip of the tube. It could perhaps be helpful if you precisely attached the vacuum bag. Verify whether the sack is securely attached to the right end of the hose.

To reach the correct suction pressure, attach the vacuum bag to the valve side.

Step 2. Fasten the telescopic pole to the construction

Disconnect the telescopic handle from the leaf sweeper before attaching the garden hose to the telescopic pole.

Particular handles might be connected using two pins. To detach the stems from the sweeper, you must compress both. In most cases, you may separate the skimmer and the pole by bending the leaf skimmer section.

Pick and insert the telescopic pole into the handle opening on the pool cleaner of the garden hose.

If you're having trouble connecting the telescopic handle to the tube, consider tying both items together with a rope.

And there you have it! A pool vacuum is ready to clean your pool quickly and easily!

Now to the cleaning part itself.

Once you've finished constructing the pool vacuum using a garden hose, skimming dirt from pool water is simple. 

Step 3. Dive into the pool water

A tight grip must be maintained for the vacuum to reach the pool's floor. It is necessary to ensure that the handle touches the depths of the pool. A sufficient contact area for the hose should be given for the precise touch on the pool surface.

Step 4. Finally, start vacuuming

Move the pole along the bottom, paying close attention to the particles and pollutants accumulated beneath. Continue examining the floor as necessary, but allow enough time for the liquid to be drawn in through the hose pipe. 

Since the vacuum bag has low pressure, the dust and dirt on the surface are sucked into the hose.

Step 5. Drain and rinse

It will take some time, but you will successfully end up with a clean pool floor in the end. Afterward, carefully remove your handmade vacuum from the water. The aforementioned is performed to prevent getting the debris in the water.

Disconnect the nozzle that is attached to the vacuum bag. Empty the waste bag and wash the vacuum.

You can hand clean the pool floor once the pump has completely drained the water. For this procedure, you might use a pair of scrubbers.

For those who don't want to clean the pool manually, we also have a solution

First, congratulations! You're not alone. Welcome to the circle of lazy pool owners!

Even though you can vacuum your pool using a DIY cleaner, it is still labor.

Automatic pool cleaners are categorized into three groups, waiting just for you!

Pressure-side pool cleaners
Rather than using your pool's filtration system, pressure-side fully automated cleaners use a filter sack to trap debris and dust, which helps it last longer.

Suction pool cleaners
These are practically the automated alternative to a manual pool vacuum. You install it similarly that you would use a manual vacuum and let it do its job.

Robotic pool cleaners
Robotic vacuums are entirely autonomous. Just plug them into an electric power outlet, and they are ready to use.


Owning a pool in your yard can help you save money on public pool visits throughout the summer. Pool maintenance needs rigorous care to detail. A garden hose vacuum is excellent for eliminating relatively small dirt accumulated on the pool's bottom. This technique is both affordable and efficient for cleaning your pool.