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    Help with leaf catcher/strainer

    I need to replace my external pump which is a pool pump with a built in strainer. My setup means I need the new pump to have a sealed strainer like in pool pumps.
    I really want to get when of the variable speed pumps but none come with a strainer and they just donít seem to be for sale in the UK. No problem in the US but I just canít find a separate strainer/leaf catcher in the UK. Anybody know where I can get one that isnít a ridiculous price for such a simple device.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TrevorAustin View Post
    I need to replace my external pump which is a pool pump with a built in strainer. My setup means I need the new pump to have a sealed strainer like in pool pumps.
    I really want to get when of the variable speed pumps but none come with a strainer and they just donít seem to be for sale in the UK. No problem in the US but I just canít find a separate strainer/leaf catcher in the UK. Anybody know where I can get one that isnít a ridiculous price for such a simple device.
    They are very expensive
    https://www.pool-experts.co.uk/shop/...l-pump-epv300/

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    Hi Trevor, can I ask why you need one with a strainer?
    Pond pumps in the UK are generally solids handling, which means no need for a strainer.

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    External pumps arenít normally, and I donít want to pump mashed up solids into my bead filter even if I use an Aquamax or similar.

    And of course most importantly, thatís what I want

    Priming pots, leaf catchers are very easy to get in the US, but in the UK thereís just the odd few that are dedicated to a particular pump like the sequence.

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    Blackburn house koi do them but they’re £100, which is way overpriced in my opinion

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    Not sure if you’re on Facebook but there’s one on market place...

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...3318845024237/

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    Hi mate,

    I have an old strainer here that was attached to my blue eco before I changed for a sieve - which is soon to be changed for a drum.

    i am happy to offer it to you for £55 delivered.

    Cheers

    Gaz
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    Thanks for the help, and the market place one or the eco one would have been perfect. However Iíve managed to make one from my old pump. I cut it off from the housing thinking I could use a 3Ē-2Ē flexi coupling to a varipump only to find the larger housing is a mould over a 2Ē connector so cut that off and a nice simple 2Ē-2Ē into the new pump.

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    Great result - here if things don’t work out on it pal����

    Cheers

    Gaz
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

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    Thanks, and Iíll know on Wednesday when the new pump arrives

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