I have a Pentair centrifugal pump. We have beautiful palms around the pool. About once a month I need to open up the Pentair pump and and pull out a tiny wad of palm fibers that get stuck in the center part of the impeller. It got so bad when we first moved in that the pump started to cavitate, be cause it was being starved for water on the input side. Since then I can recognize when it's getting clogged.
I have several points (leaf filter, skimmer, and pump strainer) that block debris from getting to the pump suction side, but these little fibers seem to get through somehow. Here is a link to the pump on Amazon that shows the pump and strainer setup.
I'm thinking about adding fine screen to the pump strainer to block the fibers getting to the impeller. There is rarely anything that gets stopped by the strainer.
Any suggestions of screen mesh to use?
Any downsides to what I'm thinking?