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Swimming Pool Glossary: Pump Strainer Basket

Ever wonder where all that gunk that's in your swimming pool ends up? Well, the pump strainer basket is responsible for catching it all. This basket is part of your pool's pump, and as water flows through it, large material and debris gets caught inside. This makes it relatively easy to remove.

When you are buying a strainer basket for your pump, there are a few things to check out for. You need to know how much debris it can catch, to see if it is useful for your needs. You also need to ask how much resistance it will bring to the water flow. If the strainer is able to catch more gunk, it will probably decrease the flow of your pool water. You may have to get a stronger pump to keep your water moving.

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