Step 6: Clean the Pump Filter

Clearing the filtration system
Photo: Craig Raine
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• Clean out the hair/lint catcher in the pump next. First, shut the system off, then close the skimmer valve in front of the pump to hold the water in place so the system won't need repriming when it starts up again.

• Unscrew the trap's cover and remove the basket, emptying it into the garbage.
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