The Top Pool Hoses of 2020


Cleaning a pool is no easy task, and you want to make sure you have the right equipment to do the job! Out of all the pool hoses on the market, how do you select the right one?

Without the right pool hose, your pool would be frustrating to clean and maintain.  A good pool hose will connect to your pump and allow you to clean up all the dirt and debris in your pool.

Choosing between all the different pool hoses can be difficult. First let’s go through what to look for in purchasing the right pool hose.

How to Choose a Pool Hose

There are a few things you will look for when choosing between different pool hoses.


You want to make sure that your pool hose is long enough to reach your entire pool.  Look for hoses that are at least a few feet longer than your pool (i.e. a 40′ hose for a 36′ pool).

Many of the hoses on our list either come in multiple sizes or can be adjusted to suit your needs.


Look for pool hoses made of EVA plastic or similar materials that will not rupture easily. The pressure of the water can cause lower quality hoses to leak or crack.

Some pool hoses also have an outer layer that is specially protected against UV rays. This will be important, since your pool hose will spend a fair amount of time in the sun.

Why is durability so important?  Because your pool hose will see considerable use through the year, you want one that will last.

A pool is an expensive investment and the cost of accessories can add up.  You do not want to be replacing your hose often – that will add up quickly!


The wider your hose, the more efficiently it will suck up dirt and debris and the easier it will be to clean.  A diameter of at least 1.5 inches is recommended.


You want to be able to easily clean your pool and a flexible pool hose will allow you to do that.  Look for flexible materials, like EVA plastic, and designs that promote flexibility.

Look for something called “Spiral wound construction”.  This design means that you will not have to worry about kinks or tangling.

While you are vacuuming your pool, you will have to carry your hose around your pool.  Having a lightweight and flexible pool hose will make this chore that much easier!

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Top Pool Hoses of 2020

Poolmaster 33430 Heavy Duty In-Ground Pool Hose

This well-known brand provides a solid, durable hose that comes in various sizes. It is made with poly-welded EVA and is chemical and UV resistant.

This pool hose is ideal since its cuffs swivel, adding extra flexibility and is easier to maneuver.  It has spiral wound construction, so carrying and putting it away is a breeze!

This high-quality product is 100% made in the USA.  Our only complaint is that it is not recommended for use with automatic cleaners.

Key Features:

  • Various lengths available
  • Affordable
  • Fits most vacuum heads
  • Flexible
  • Made of EVA plastic
  • UV and pool chemical resistant
  • Spiral Wound Construction

Length and Diameter? 1.5″ diameter; various lengths available between 30′ and 50′

U.S. Pool Supply 1½” x 36’ Professional Heavy Duty Spiral Wound Pool Hose

This pool hose lives up to its name to be “heavy duty”.  It is firm, made of highly durable EVA plastic and is designed to last for years.

This hose has a swivel connector that makes it easy to maneuver. This also makes it easy to avoid kinks and tangling.

Also making it durable is the fact that it is pool chemical resistant.  It connects to most vacuum heads and is affordable, meaning that it is a good investment.

Key Features:

  • Affordable
  • Three to Five Year Warranty
  • Fits most vacuum heads
  • Swivel connector
  • Made of EVA plastic
  • Pool chemical resistant.

Length and Diameter? 1.5″ diameter; 36′ long

Milliard Pool / Spa 5-Piece Pool Hose 

This hose comes in five pieces.  Each piece is 3′ long, meaning it is a total of 15′.

Don’t let the number of pieces fool you – owners that use it rave that its just as flexible as other pool hoses.  With its durable and flexible material, it is easy to use.

Additionally, it easy to store.  The five pieces can be disconnected and stored much more easily than one long hose.

You will love how adaptable this hose can be.  It connects to most automatic cleaners and can be used to clean in-ground and above-ground pools.

Key Features:

  • 5 pieces
  • Durable
  • Easy to store
  • Works with automatic cleaner
  • Good for above-ground and in-ground pools

Length and Diameter? 1.5″ diameter; 15′ long (5, 3-foot pieces)

Northlight, Blue Blow-Molded PE In-Ground Swimming Pool Hose

This pool hose is a perfect example of combining durability and flexibility.  Its premium PE plastic is made to resist crushing, and the hot summer sun alike.

But don’t think that it makes it difficult to use.  It features a lightweight design and swivel cuff for easy use and maneuverability.

Finally, this is an affordable option that is not going to break your budget.  All round, a solid pick.

Key Features:

  • Premium PE plastic
  • Crush-resistant
  • Lightweight design
  • Affordable
  • Swivel cuff
  • Connects to most vacuum heads

Length and Diameter? 1.25″ diameter; various lengths

FibroPRO Professional Swimming Pool Hose

If you’re looking for the pool hose that can handle anything, this is the one for you!  It’s outer wall is made of a heavy duty polymer that means it won’t crack when faced with any tough situation.

However, it has a light weight design and is easy to move around.  There is a swivel cuff on one end so the hose can move in any direction.

Key Features:

  • Highly durable material
  • UV and pool chemical resistant
  • Light weight

Length and Diameter? 1.5″ diameter; 30′ long

Intex Spiral Filters Lightweight Pool Hose 

This is one of the lightest hoses on the market right now!  While it doesn’t swivel, it is incredibly lightweight and easy to use.

It is UV-protected and durable.  It is shorter than some of the other hoses on this list, so is a perfect choice for small pools.

For the quality, this pool hose is also one of the most budget friendly options on this list.

Key Features:

  • UV-protected
  • Durable
  • Budget friendly
  • Lightweight

Length and Diameter? 1.5″ diameter; 25′ long

Approximate cost? $100 USD

Pooline, Swimming Pool Commercial Grade Vacuum Hose

This high-quality pool hose is made of commercial grade EVA that protects from UV and damage. It is one of the shorter pool hoses on this list, but can be easily prolonged to the size that you need.

Key Features: 

  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use and connect
  • High-grade material
  • Can be prolonged

Length and Diameter? 1.5″ diameter; 15′ long

Approximate cost? $40 USD

Southeastern Premium Pool Vacuum Hose

This hose is built for the larger in-ground pool.  At 50′ long, it is one of the longest pool hoses out there and will get every inch of your pool sparkling clean.

It also has a swivel cuff that allows it to connect to many vacuum heads.  Since it has a swivel design, it will be easy to use without getting tangled up.

Key features:  

  • 50′ long – one of the longest in the market
  • High quality design
  • Spiral wound to avoid kinks and tangles
  • Seems to work with automatic cleaners

Length and Diameter? 1.5″ inches in diameter; 50′ in length

Approximate cost? $50 USD

XtremepowerUS 1½” x 13’ Pool Hose

This is another hose that comes in separate pieces.  It separates into four pieces, each 40″ each.

Like other pool hoses that come in pieces, it is easy to store. You can use it as an extension to your current hose or it can replace a worn-out part.

This pool hose is much thicker than many of the other pool hoses on this list.  However, it does not fit all pool equipment so be sure before buying it.

Key Features: 

  • Easy to store
  • Perfect to extend current hoses
  • Sturdy and durable

Length and Diameter? 1.5″ diameter; 13′ long

Approximate cost? $50 USD

Haviland I-Helix Pool Vacuum Hose

This hose is popular amongst professionals and for good reason.  It is the strongest hose that we have on this list.

The material is incredibly strong and durable.  This is the hose that is going to last, and it has been designed to be completely protected from chemicals.

Additionally, this pool hose comes complete with a special coating that will protect the pool hose from the hot summer sun.  It keeps its quality years after you have purchased it.

While the exterior of this pool hose is strong and durable, it is the interior that really makes it a great hose.  The interior is smooth so it allows for a full and smooth flow.

The swivel on this pool hose is beyond compare – you will never have to deal with kinks and tangles of any kind.  It features a 3-year warranty so that you can purchase for full confidence.

Key Features: 

  • Three year warranty
  • Extraordinarily durable
  • Protected against UV and pool chemicals
  • Lightweight
  • Lots of choices for lengths and diameters

Length and Diameter? 1.5″ diameter; up to 100′ long

Approximate cost? $100 USD

When it comes to pool hoses, there are infinite options and possibilities.  This list should help you narrow it down and find the best pool hose for you.

Having the right equipment, including the right pool hose, will make maintaining a pool easier.  However, there is still a lot of hard work involved.

However, hiring a pool maintenance team makes it so you can enjoy your pool without having to deal with any of the inconvenience.

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