Cleaning the Strainer Basket

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Procedure

Preparation

  1. Turn off the heater.
  2. Disable the chlorinator via the Chemtrol unit.
  3. Disable the acid pump via the Chemtrol unit.
  4. Stop the pump.
  5. Close the water valves on both sides of the strainer basket.

Cleaning

  1. Loosen the six screws on the strainer lid.
  2. Remove the strainer lid.
  3. Remove the strainer basket.
  4. Inspect and clean the basket. Discard the contents into a garbage bag.

Wrap-Up

  1. Return the strainer basket to the base. The taller side of the basket must be on the right (pump) side.
  2. Re-install the strainer lid. Hand-tighten the six screws.
  3. Open the water valves on both sides of the strainer basket.
  4. Hand tighten the six screws again, as needed.
  5. Start the pump.
  6. Enable the acid pump via the Chemtrol unit.
  7. Enable the chlorinator via the Chemtrol unit.
  8. Open the air bleed valve above the Boiler Low Water Cutoff next to the boiler. If tripped, reset.

Controlling the Pump

  • To start or stop the pump, press the black START or red STOP button on the Pump Motor Starter.