Hair and lint strainers used in commercial pools are a very important part of the filtration system of the pool. This simple device is used to remove large objects, like jewelry, adhesive bandages, hair, lint and almost anything that can come out of a bathing suit pocket or even things that are thrown in the pool.  The damaging materials aren’t always from the swimmers; leaves, stems, and rocks often make their way into pools.  After a few years of cleaning filter baskets, it’s hard to be surprised at what you find.  Removing these objects from the line will protect the pump and downstream filtration equipment.

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