Junk around my drains


LifeTime Supporter
Mar 31, 2008
Central VA
OK I'm a bit embarrassed to ask this, but I figure someone has dealt with it before. I don't remember this being so bad in the past, but this year I have alot of junk (leaves, bugs, who knows what else) in both of my pool drains. The pool is a '06 install, so these are the safety drains with all the little holes around the outside of the plastic cover, and stuff seems to be jammed up into most of the holes.
I've run my robot over it, tried to brush the stuff, etc., but it won't budge, even with my pump off.
Any ideas on how to get the stuff out? Or am I going to have to send one of my kids down there to manually extract? (Come to think of it, that could be fun to watch) :)


TFP Expert
Sep 21, 2009
Greentown, IN
I had a little bit of debris stuck to mine this year too. The manual vac took a few extra passes, but got most of it. After shocking, any tiny bits that remained are now gone.
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