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Memorial Day DIY Project: Make Your Own Pool Vacuum

Make Your Own Pool Vacuum

Let's make your own pool vacuum! When it comes to making your own pool vacuum over Memorial Day, this simple DIY pool cleaning project can leave your home with amazing benefits that you probably have never thought about.

Benefits to Making Your Own Pool Vacuum

We've listed the top benefits to making your own pool vacuum, and they include:

  • Cost savings - Make Your Own Pool Vacuum and Save Big: Forget expensive pre-made vacuums and enjoy both reduced upfront costs and maintenance expenses with this DIY solution.
  • Customization - Take control of your pool cleaning with a customized pool vacuum tailored to suit your unique pool design and needs. Build your own and enjoy a spotless oasis every time.
  • Eco-friendliness - "Transform your pool into an eco-friendly oasis by creating your own vacuum. Not only can you use sustainable materials, but you'll also reduce energy and resource consumption typically used in maintaining your pool."
  • Convenience - Keep Your Pool Crystal Clean with an Accessible Pool Vacuum
  • Control - Take control of your pool cleaning with a homemade vacuum. Customize suction power and maneuverability for maximum effectiveness.
  • Learning opportunity - Get hands-on with pool maintenance and learn the mechanics behind it with a fun and educational project! Create your very own pool vacuum and discover how to build your own devices.
  • Satisfaction - Create your own pool vacuum for a rewarding feeling of accomplishment and a deeper understanding of maintaining a pristine pool.

Ok, so now you know the benefits of making your own pool vacuum, it's time to actually get to work!

Making Your Own Pool Vacuum

How to Make Your Own Pool Vacuum

Don't over think this! DIY projects like making your own pool vacuum can be a simple and straightforward process. But first things first, let's gather the pool cleaning materials and pool cleaning tools needed to get this project completed correctly. Below, find the materials needed to easily make your own pool vacuum.

Pool Cleaning Materials Needed

  • A pool skimmer
  • PVC pipe
  • PVC fittings
  • Pool hose
  • Mesh bag or pantyhose
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors

You can also check out this list of pool cleaner tools to make sure you have everything you need.

Now that you have the pool cleaning materials and tools, let's move to the fun part- actually making your own pool vacuum. Follow the simple pool cleaning steps below and you'll be finished in no time.

Pool Cleaning

Steps to Making Your Own Pool Vacuum

Keep in mind that these steps to make your own pool vacuum may vary depending on the size of your project. Ready? Ok, let's do this!

  • Gather materials - Get prepared for your project by gathering vital supplies like a pool skimmer, PVC pipe, PVC fittings, pool hose, mesh bag or pantyhose, duct tape, and scissors.
  • Cut PVC pipe - Create the perfect handle for your pool vacuum by cutting the PVC pipe to your desired length with a simple pair of scissors.
  • Attach fittings - Effortlessly connect the pipe to the skimmer and create a suave suction port for the vacuum using sturdy PVC fittings. You may need to consider utilizing elbows, T-joints, or other fittings depending on the design.
  • Cover suction port - Ensure optimal vacuum performance by using a mesh bag or pantyhose to cover the suction port and securing it with duct tape. Say goodbye to clogged vacuums and hello to a cleaner home.
  • Attach pool hose - Simplify your pool maintenance routine by easily connecting the pool hose to the vacuum suction port with a PVC fitting. Then, let the pool filter system do the rest.
  • Test the vacuum - Effortlessly clean your pool by testing the vacuum with ease! Just hold the handle, move it over the water, and adjust the suction power when necessary. Don't forget to empty the mesh bag or pantyhose to get rid of debris. Enjoy crystal-clear water in no time.
  • Clean up - Maximize the lifespan of your pool vacuum by taking these simple measures: after use, dispose of debris from the mesh bag or pantyhose, and stash the vacuum and accessories away in a secure location.


This amazing pool cleaning DIY project of making your own pool vacuum checks both boxes of being very rewarding and a DIY project that can be completed over Memorial Day weekend. As long as you have the pool cleaning supplies you need and follow the steps above, your finish this project successfully.

You got this! And if anything, you can always hire a pool cleaner if the pool cleaning project becomes too overwhelming.

Need another quick DIY project? Check out this popular DIY pool cleaning project when you are ready!

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