How Do I Clean My Pool Cleaner Hose?

by | May 18, 2024 | Pool Care

Owning a pool also means owning all of the cleaning and maintenance that goes along with it. Trust us, there’s a lot of it! If you’re new to the pool ownership scene, there are many pieces of equipment that you’ve either already purchased or ones that you’re thinking about buying. One of those pieces of equipment is a pool cleaner hose. If you’re thinking about buying one or have questions about how yours works, let’s take a closer look at what a pool cleaner hose does and what you need to know about it.

What is a pool cleaner hose?

A pool cleaner hose is essential if you’re looking to vacuum the bottom of your pool. It attaches to a manual pool vacuum to allow for debris to be sucked up from the bottom of your pool.

When you’re ready to use your pool vacuum, you attach the head to one end of a telescopic pole so that you can move the vacuum around in your pool. Then you attach one end of the vacuum hose to the vacuum head. Make sure the other end of the hose is outside the pool. The other end of the hose needs to be plugged into the water intake nozzle so that water gets through the hose.

As you do this, you’ll see the hose start filling with water and bubbles. When it’s full of water, no bubbles should come out. This means you’re ready to use your vacuum. Switch the filter nozzle to the intake mode and start cleaning your pool. You should see dirt being sucked into the hose. Disconnect the hose from the filter when you’re done.

What length pool cleaner hose do I need?

The pool cleaner hose should be long enough to reach the entire pool from the skimmer. The exact length will depend on your skimmer inlet. To get this number, measure the length of the pool.

As you search for the length, keep in mind that the standard diameter of a vacuum hose is 1.5 inches. This gives you plenty of suction power to get the debris out of your pool.

How much is a pool cleaner hose?

The cost of a pool cleaner hose will depend on what length you need as well as the material you choose.

What do I have to do before using my pool cleaner hose?

Before using your pool cleaner hose, it’s important to fill it with water. If you don’t do this, you risk burning out your pool pump. The pump needs to pump water, not air.

How should I store my pool vacuum hose?

You wouldn’t think that storage has a lot to do with the lifespan of your pool cleaner hose, but it does. You don’t want to leave it in the sun. The sun’s UV rays combined with your pool chemicals will cause the hose to wear out early. Keep your pool cleaner hose in a shed or shaded area.

Cleaning Your Pool Vacuum Cleaner Hose

If you begin to notice that the pool vacuum is not working properly, hopefully, it is detachable so that you can rinse it out. Debris and contaminants can get stuck in the hose. Having a pool cleaner hose that is detachable comes in handy for this purpose.

Things to consider before buying a pool cleaner hose

All pool cleaner hoses are not created equal. You can tell right away as you start looking at the prices. Here are several things to consider before making your purchase.


You want to choose the right material to avoid leaks and to avoid it being tangled. You want to choose a resilient material. Many of the top-notch pool cleaner hoses are made from materials like polymer and EV plastic.

These are not only sturdy but are also resistant to chemicals and UV light. You also want to make sure the hose is flexible if you have stairs or other obstacles near your pool.

You also want to make sure to buy a hose that’s made of good material because if you don’t you may begin to notice problems with the end of the pool hose. The cuff on the end that gets attached and detached goes through a lot of wear and tear. This can lead it to crack. Choosing a sturdy hose can help to alleviate this problem.

The Diameter of the Hose

It’s important to keep in mind the diameter of the hose. This will determine how much debris and dirt the hose can suck up without getting clogged. As we mentioned above, the recommended diameter is 1.5 inches.

Flexibility & Durability

You don’t want to struggle with a hose that’s hard to move and store. Flexible hoses are much better if you have a bigger pool.

Besides flexibility, a hose also needs to be durable. Hoses made from EVA plastic are usually both flexible and durable.


You want a hose to be detachable so that you rinse it easily when debris gets stuck in it. If you can’t take the hose off, you risk the contaminants getting stuck in the hose and your pool cleaner not working as efficiently as it should.

Call Lone Star Pool Services to Clean Your Pool

As you can see, taking care of your pool cleaner and its parts takes a lot of work. That’s not counting the work it takes to actually clean and vacuum the pool yourself. That’s why so many people turn to Lone Star Pool Services to take care of their pools.

When you call us, you can be sure we have all of the right equipment to leave your pool in pristine condition. We have an expert team of professionals that offers weekly pool service or bi-weekly pool service to meet your needs.

Lone Star Pool Services is a professional and cost-effective pool cleaning and maintenance service operating in Houston, Katy, Copperfield, Cypress, Tomball and surrounding areas. If you are located in the area, get in touch with them for a free estimate by calling (832) 928-3017.