Pump basket


May 4, 2012
Pleasanton, California
My pump basket has leaves and debris in it. When I shut off the pump and open the filter valve to remove the pump cover, all the debris is pushed back into the pipes where I can't retrieve it. Is this happening to others, or is there a fix?


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 19, 2010
Tucson, AZ
Assuming this in inground pool and the pump is above the water level?
You need to shut a valve between the pump and the pool so the water does not flow back to the pool.