I'm looking to cut the current pool guy out of my monthly bills so trying to learn the ropes of cleaning out baskets to keep things flowing well.
Skimmer basket: I just remove the cover, pick up the basket and as much debris as possible. Then just replace. Anything else to it?
Pump basket: I have a Pentair Intelliflo variable speed pump and a Pentair Clean & Clear 320 catridge filter both at pool level. What would be my process to clean the basket? As I understand it:
- Shut power off to the system at the fuse box. Or put the pump in "Time Out" mode.
- Remove pump lid, empty basket. Replace basket and lid
- Open release valve on top of filter to fill pump back up
- Close release valve
- Replace pump lid
- Turn system back on
- Let system prime
- Release filter valve until shoots water out
Can someone review that list and tell me what to add or remove? I'm sure I've missed something!