Pool pump baskets can become clogged with debris over time, which can cause the pump to work harder and may lead to pump failure. Cleaning out the pool pump basket is a simple process that only takes a few minutes.
How To Clean Out Pool Pump Basket
Removing the pump basket and cleaning it is a fairly simple process. However, before you begin, it is important to note that the pump motor must be turned off and unplugged from electric power before you begin. 1. Start by removing the screws that hold the pump cover in place. There may be anywhere from two to four screws, depending on the make and model of your pool pump. 2. Once the screws are removed, gently lift the cover off of
-You will need a screwdriver, pool net, and a bucket.
- Replace the pump basket
- Remove debris from the pump basket
- Clean the pump basket with a brush or vacuum cleaner
-Remove the pump lid and remove the large debris – such as leaves, sticks, and toys – from the basket. -Use a pool net to scoop out any smaller debris from the basket. -If the basket is dirty, soak it in a solution of chlorine and water for 30 minutes. -Rinse the basket with clean water and replace it in the pump lid.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Clean A Hayward Pump Basket?
To clean a Hayward pump basket, you will need to remove the basket from the pump. You can then use a brush or a garden hose to clean the inside of the basket.
When Should The Pump Basket Strainer Be Cleaned?
The pump basket strainer should be cleaned when the pump starts to run slowly or when the pump stops working.
How Do I Clean The Basket In My Pool Pump?
The basket in your pool pump can be cleaned by removing it from the pump, rinsing it off with a hose, and letting it dry.
Taking Everything Into Account
Regularly cleaning the pump basket will help keep your pool clean and operating at its best. Use a pool net to remove any debris from the basket, then hose it off and let it dry before putting it back in place.