* These pumps are designed to operate below water level out of the water. If you need to operate the pump above water level, you will a Priming Pot/Strainer Basket and a Check valve. The check valve will get installed at the intake to allow for the water to stay in the intake line and create a siphon effect as these pumps do not pull water.
Basket Strainer by Water Ways 2" x 1 1/2" MPT BSII2 $103.00
Priming Pot/Leaf Trap/Strainer Basket for External Centrifugal Pumps
2" MNPT Inlet Port and 2" Slip Discharge Port
Works with many external pumps that have a 2" FPT inlet
Dimensions: approx. 8.86" L (without fittings) x 10.42" H
Comes complete with Clear Lid, O-rings, drain plug, 2" MPT Intake and 2" Slip Discharge Fittings
The strainer basket is designed to facilitate the priming of the pump and suction line. It is not designed to remove air from the suction line. This trap will also work as a strainer basket to trap leaves and debris. Use when your pump is mounted above the water level.
These Swing Check Valves are White and designed to be used any place where you want to stop backflow and siphoning. These are high quality PVC check valves.
No metal parts
Designed for horizontal or vertical use
Full flow design
Weighted flapper design
2" Slip x 2" Slip
Openings approx 2.375" - Fits standard schedule 40 and schedule 80 PVC