Strainer baskets prevent materials from entering the pump which can lead to clogging and are highly recommended to remove solids and debris before they can enter the biofilter. These baskets also help facilitate the priming of the pump.
Recommended for all external pumps in conjunction with a check valve if the pump is placed above the water line to help ensure consistent priming. This unit’s new & improved basket provides a better flow rate and great performance. Remember to clean the leaf basket periodically
An absolute essential piece of equipment for external water pumps, Leaf Baskets also called Prime Pots collect larger debris such as leaves, sticks, etc., before they are drawn through the pump, potentially causing great damage to the impeller and pump's interior. Additionally, the strainer basket system provides an opening in the water line, allowing for far easier removal of air in the line and priming of the water system.
The strainer basket (leaf trap) is designed to facilitate the priming of the pump and suction line. This trap will also work as a strainer basket to trap leaves and debris. Use when your pump is mounted above the water level.
Available Sizes of Pump Leaf Traps: