What is the Most Unique Thing You Have Pulled from Your Pool Filter?

by admin on April 19, 2011

Swimming pool skimmers April 2011 | Doheny Water Warehouse

Over the years we have heard of and seen many unique, strange, and gross things that have been found in pool filter baskets including:

Dog hair
Pine needles
Palm seedling
Clumps of grass
Clumps of hair
Baseball sized furballs
Sticks and leaves
Gardner Snake!
Remains of a white nylon gasket
Humming bird
Hair ties

It is amazing that some of these things can get into pool filters. A sign that your filter may be blocked is having low pressure.

Pool Filter Low Pressure, High Anxiety
Don’t panic if pool filter pressure drops low and fast. If a pool filter comes down with a case of hypotension, it could be a quick fix of removing objects that are blocking the pool pump’s skimmer, suction line, impeller, or basket. The problem will usually be found between the suction inlet and the pump housing.

If nothing is found to be blocking the filter or pump, then it is possible that the pump needs new bearings or a gasket, or the pool water level is too low. In this case, it is best to have a pool professional take a look at it.

What unique or gross objects have you found in your pool pump or filter? Post them here!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Staci April 20, 2011 at 5:14 am

eww! I found a snake in my pool filter too. It was awful!


Pool Filters June 6, 2011 at 4:06 am

Thanks. Pool filters is the one I’m looking for a particular item.


David Rehkamp August 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm

What about field mouse and a chipmonck


Dee May 31, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I found an adult squirrel in my pool at the beginning of the season. It was really GROSS.


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