How Do You Hook up Hoses to a Pool Pump and Filter?

To hook up hoses to a pool pump and filter, attach the other end of the hose from the skimmer pipe to the pump, connect the opposite end of the return hose to the pool filter valve, and attach another hose to connect the pool pump and filter together. Hose clamps and water pump pliers are necessary to complete this project.

  1. Attach the pump hoses to the pool

    Connect a single pump hose to the skimmer pipe located below the skimmer basket. Lock down the hose that is over the pipe with a hose clamp. Attach the opposite end of the hose to the pump. Connect the return hose to the pool’s fitting pipe, and clamp it down. Connect the other end of the return hose to the return valve of the pool filter. Make a tight seal with the hose clamp.

  2. Connect the pump and filter

    Use another hose to make the connection between the pump and pool filter, and use water pump pliers to secure the connection. Use hose clamps to seal the pipes and hoses.

  3. Activate the pump

    Prime the pump, and prepare the filter by using a filtering conduit, such as sand. Plug in the pool pump and filter. The pump and filter should be working.

  4. Check the connections

    Inspect all of the hoses and connections, and tighten the clamps if necessary. Listen for smooth sounds coming from the pool pump and filter.