Do I need to have a strainer basket in my pump pot? Yes. Without the strainer basket, debris will clog the impeller in the pump volute causing the pump to cease moving water.
Also know, do I remove the skimmer basket when vacuuming pool?
Now, here answers the question earlier: do you leave skimmer basket in when vacuuming pool? YES, you need to remove the skimmer or strainer basket before attaching the open end of the hose to the inlet. Finally, plug the open vacuum hose into the suction port.
Consequently, how do I clean the filter on my Hayward pool pump?
What is the pool pump basket?
The pump basket is located in the pump housing assembly, and its purpose is to collect large debris that the skimmer missed or debris that was sucked through the main drain. This humble basket prevents debris from entering the pump assembly and clogging the impeller.
Step 2. WATER LEVEL – The water level of the pool should be at least halfway up the skimmer door opening. A low water level could create a situation where the pump runs half empty or dry.
Cleaning the Pump Basket
Close skimmer and main drain valves. If the pool pump is located below the water level in the pool, then turn the filter valve to “closed”. Remove pump lid. Use a garden hose to wash the basket.