March 7th, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

You Don't Want Your Basket Looking Like This!

Recognize this item? It’s a warped pump basket

Warped Pump Basket

One of my friends that works in the pool industry recently sent me this picture. Here’s what the pump basket should look like.

The skimmer clogged up after the weekly cleaning had been done. The owners might not have been aware of it, but for whatever reason, it did not get unclogged.

When the skimmer gets clogged, it cuts off water flow to the pump. With no water flow the pump runs dry and heats up. Which leads to a warped pump basket.

No one wants that, so make sure you clean it whenever you notice something funky even if it is in-between regular cleanings.

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