No one loves a dirty pool. I can’t overemphasize how important it is to always make sure your pool is clean. One of the easiest ways to clean your pool is by using a filter. A pool filter keeps the water clear and clean. You can decide to purchase one from stores near you, however, creating a filter by yourself isn’t a bad idea at all.
Here, you will find a compiled list of 14 DIY pool filter ideas to keep your pond clean. There are fun and easy to make. You should be done making one for your pool in no time.
1. DIY Pool Filter In 5 Minutes
This is the coolest and simplest pool filter to make with just $10 in 5 minutes. You will make this without any glue or silicone, most times that is what a lot of people use to build a homemade pool filter. Here are a few materials you need to do this, a big plastic bucket that you can get for $3, stretchable pipes with pipe connectors, pipe end caps, a drill, and a few other supplies. To know more about the diameter of the pipes, check the video link, and learn more.
2. DIY Pond Filter
The creator made a cool pool filter and it looked crazy at first, but after a few trials, here and there it came out great and it works. You can use this idea for your swimming pool at home to filter all the dirt out. First, you need a big plastic bucket, some lava rocks, this helps to collect bacteria from the pool, sponges, and filter foam. It's easy to build although it's a temporary project, something done for quick use, the lava rocks will stay in the pool for a long time collecting bacteria.
3. DIY Swimming Pool Water Filter
First of all, to build this amazing pool filter, you need a water pump, a plastic bucket with his connectors, sponges, exhaust fan net, charcoal, river sand, pebbles, and gravel. Cover the bucket when you have put all these items inside, connect a hose with water at the top of the bucket and watch as it filters water into the pool and it's clean enough for you to swim in.
4. How To Install A Pool Pump And Filter
This guide doesn't teach you how to build a pool filter but rather, how to install a pool pump and filter that you already have on the ground. It's super easy to install a pool pump and filter if you're a beginner and yours doing this for the first time. First, the creator built a house for the pool pump and filter with wood, painted it, and installed it. The next thing was setting up the pool pump and filter, this took a while but great after it was done.
5. DIY Pool Filter
To make this, you might want to consider using an old filter that you might still have around, it can be reused and will save you some extra bucks. You'll need epoxy glue, poly batting, wire cutters, wire mesh, needle-nose pliers, and a few other things if you have a pool filter that looks like the one in the image, you can start by removing the paper filter, roll a piece of mesh, the same diameter of the filter you have, cut a strip of poly batting and lay it inside the wire mesh, complete few other steps and insert it into the pump and see it work for you. If you don't have this kind of filter, then you should try the next guide.
6. DIY Sand Filter For Pool
To make this sand filter for your pool, you will need a couple of items. Things like a plastic 55-gallon drum, you can reuse a pump if you have one, or just buy one altogether, PVC fittings, pipe thread, a drill, hose connector, and a few other supplies. You also need a 1 ⅓ PVC pipe to stop the sand from coming out and let clean and clear water pass through. It's easy to make and with just 4 simple steps you're done and good to go.
7. Homemade Pool Filter
Firstly, before attempting to clean your pool you need to know which kind of pool filter is good for your pool pump and how you can install it with ease. The materials you need for this project are, a 10-gallon bucket, a Lidded plastic storage container shaped rectangularly, a power drill, a 20 feet pool pump tubing, silicone caulking, caulking gun, a 10-pound bag of pool filter sand, nylon stocking, and other supplies. After that are four simple steps and you're good to go.
8. DIY Kiddie Pool Filter
Here is how you can make a pool filter for the kids. It's super easy and durable. Your initial first step should be to make a sketch or plan of how the pool filter will look like. This will guide you to make it exactly the way it is in the guide. This project is quite inexpensive and simple to build. You need some storage boxes which are a part of the materials, amongst all others. You also need a filter pad, PVC pipe, and much more.
9. Small Pool Filter Upgrade
This is a small great good looking pool filter, the only problem is that you can't attach a vacuum to it after a while. You will need an old pool pump, when you get your hands on one, remove the motor from it, attach the motor with a sturdy piece of wood, and set it up again. Assemble the new you're good to go.
10. DIY Alternative Pool Filter
If your pool filter isn't working the way you want it to, you can make an alternative and it works just fine. The creator had a problem with his pool filter getting bad and he tried using some polyester and other pool-related materials to make it work again. It's super easy to make and it is way cheaper than getting a brand new pool filter. So, this guide is for people that already have a pool filter that is giving issues and you're looking for an alternative. If you want to build something from scratch, you should consider trying another guide.
11. Homemade Pool Filter
This is a homemade filter for small pools only, so if you have a larger pool, this guide is not for you. To start, you need foam for sealing the filter elements, this will in turn force the water to flow through the filter and not around it. You will also need a bulkhead, and a few PVC fittings, and other connectors that you can't just do without.
12. How To Filter Inflatable Swimming Pool
To build this inflatable swimming pool filter you need to understand what it means. This simply means that your pool is one that is inflated with air which makes it a bit difficult to filter but very possible, you can also thoroughly clean your pool and make it clear and safe for swimming.
Now, you need a PVC pipe, just check the link to see more about the dimensions that you need to cut the pipe into, then attach elbow joints to the pipe, cut a small plastic water bottle and use the top of the bottle and attach it to the pump and connect the other end of the pipe to another one submerged in water. It's a super easy project.
13. DIY Pool Filter
In this video, the creator also used an inflatable pool but the filter he made can work for a regular swimming pool. He used an old sump pump, a paper tray, some PVC pipe, and some filter elements like rocks, pebbles, and gravel. If you have done this pool filter DIY before, you will know how to use a PVC pipe to divert some of the water going up. You also need a few 5-gallon buckets, to take in the water.
This pool filter won't necessarily remove 100 percent of all the dirt in your pool but it works great and keeps your pool looking clean, but not completely clear. Unfortunately, at no point did the creator build this pool filter from scratch, no making process, so you are going to use your imagination and prior experience if any to build this from scratch, or better still try another guide.
14. How To Upgrade Your Pools Filter
I'm just going to list out the materials and tools you'll need to build this. So, you should get a flexible PVC coupling, a bulkhead union, an Intex pool filter kit, and lumber wood. For the tools, get a utility knife, drill, flat screwdriver, chisel, hole saw, sheet-metal snips, pliers, bar clamps, and you're ready to begin building. The first thing you should do after removing the filter from the pool will be to enlarge the pump hole and complete a few other steps that only involve installing, modifying, assembling, and re-installing the pool filter back into the pool. The task is an easy one or rather the creator makes it look seamlessly easy.
Whether you have a small or large pool, there’s a filter for everyone. Not all the tutorials will teach you how to make a DIY pool filter for your pool. Some tutorials will show you how to install a pool filter, some will show you alternatives for a pool filter. We even included a guide for a kiddie pool filter.
I hope this guide has been of help to you. You can ask questions and leave contributions via the comments section below.