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    Help ID part

    I have a Hayward pump that has a white plastic tube on the outside of the basket. It says, "this side out" on the tube. I found a small plastic white ball inside the tube that is exactly the right diameter to fit but not move without pushing. I had to use a small rod to push it out. Is that a normal part, or is it something that got caught? I assume it is not normal since I've not seen it before and I also assume you don't want the tube blocked, but it is odd it is the same color and exact size to fit.
    25' x 13' Roman, 12000 gal IGP, Plaster, with 500 gal Spa
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    Re: Help ID part

    Can you post a picture of it? The parts list doesn't show that part.
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    Re: Help ID part

    I have never seen the tube, but I did find this basket, which seems to have a tube (SPX2700M).


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    Re: Help ID part

    I can only speculate as to what the tube is for. but it looks like it's there so that the pump will evacuate the air from under lid. If that's the case, it needs to be open. If it's not the reason it's there then I'm outta ideas.
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    Re: Help ID part

    Your basket should have a part number molded into the plastic somewhere.

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    Re: Help ID part

    Thanks all. That is my basket shown in JamesW's post. I'm going to stop by the contractor pool supply store and see if they have any in stock and I can check if they have the ball or not. I guess not.
    25' x 13' Roman, 12000 gal IGP, Plaster, with 500 gal Spa
    SWG, 1 HP Max Flo Pump, C-900 cartridge filter
    Solar heat

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    Re: Help ID part

    Perhaps the tube is to allow the pump to still get some water if the basket is completely clogged?

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