How to Pump Water Uphill

Written by brenda barron | 13/05/2017
How to Pump Water Uphill
Pump water uphill for your outdoor projects. (water pump image by Mat Hayward from

Pumping water uphill may seem like an impossible task, but it is really quite simple. In fact, you can pump water uphill using simple tools and straight forward installation techniques. And soon, you will be pumping water uphill from a small pond to your garden, or for whatever purposes you wish.

Attach the filter assembly to the end of the flexible hose. This will prevent any leaves or organic material from being sucked up or clogging the system. Drop the end of the flexible hose, with the filter, into the area of water from which you will be pumping.

Run the flexible hose to the water pickup point. Cut the hose, and attach it to the water intake portion of the pump. Make sure the fit is tight, to prevent leaks. Keep in mind, the power of the pump will be determined by the distance and steepness of the hill and hose. Ask your sales rep what would work best in your situation.

Attach a new section of flexible hose to the output portion of the hose. Run the hose to the water's destination point. Drop the end of the output hose into this area.

Plug the pump into an electrical source, and turn it on. Check that the water flows smoothly from the pump. Also, check for leaks and clogs.

Things you need

  • Filter assembly for the pump intake
  • Flexible hose
  • Utility knife
  • Water pump
  • Extension cord

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