Just a few pix of a simple upgrade...
I got tired of the old zip-tied prefilter for the pump, so I decided to put together something a little better. Seems to have actually increased flow a little bit.
The Parts (4" pvc):
I really like the double grating idea. The inside grating keeps the filter material away from the 3/4" pump intake and allows the pump to draw water through the entire diameter of the filter:
Cut to fit the micro-fine filter material....3 layers:
Shot of the micro-fine....this end goes inside toward the pump intake:
Other end with the blue filter material installed:
The filter assembled:
And installed, ( Apologies for the light reflection and the murkiness):
Cost without filter material: ~$16
Simple, durable, fast and easy dis/assembly.....