Simple Instructions for Setting a Pool Filter Pump

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Simple Instructions for Setting a Pool Filter Pump
A pool filter pump plays a crucial part in maintaining the pool water. (colourful pool toy float in a blue water pool image by Jorge Moro from

A swimming pool filter pump is a crucial element of swimming pool maintenance. The filter pump is responsible for circulating the water and pushing it through the pool filter, where it's then cleaned and pumped back into the swimming pool. Circulating the water is important as it keeps the water moving and avoids algae build-up. Installation and set up of a pool filter pump requires a few steps, but it will keep your pool looking beautiful and clean.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Pool filter pump
  • Levelling tool
  • Paving stones
  • Pool hose
  • Pool hose clamps
  • Screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Create a level area for the pool filter pump using paving stones and a levelling tool. The pump should be set two to three feet away from the pool filter in between the filter and pool skimmer.

  2. 2

    Attach the pool filter pump to the filter using a piece of pool hose. Connect the outlet valve on the pool pump to the inlet valve on the pool filter. The valves, on the side of each unit, are labelled as outlet or inlet. Secure the hose in place by placing a hose clamp on each end. Tighten the hose clamp using a flathead screwdriver.

  3. 3

    Connect the pool skimmer outlet valve to the pool filter pump inlet valve with another piece of pool hose. Secure the valve using two more hose clamps. Tighten using the flathead screwdriver.

  4. 4

    Connect the power source for the pool pump by plugging the electrical cord into an outlet. Allow the water to cycle through the system.

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