Guardian Strainers & Baskets

The 3 most important features of Guardian Hair & Lint Strainers

Easy Installation

  • Install a reducing strainer to eliminate additional reducers
  • Compact enough to fit even the smallest mechanical rooms
  • All stainless steel hardware included

Effortless Operation

  • Clear acrylic lid for easy viewing during operation
  • Large easy-grip hand knobs make lid removal a snap
  • Full face gasket ensures watertight seal - better than o-rings


  • Choose from solid fiberglass or powder-coated stainless steel
  • Stainless steel powder-coated basket makes cleaning easy

Custom Sizes Available!

Pentair Hair and Lint Strainers


Rugged hair and lint traps from Pentair are forged from cast iron or red brass for heavy-duty service. 6" suction and discharge accommodates high-flow performance in a variety of applications (Model 184/184C only). ANSI rated flange bolt pattern permits faster plumbing and installation.


  • Bronze or cast iron
  • 6", 8" or 9-1/2" trap diameters


Product Description Suction
Port Size
PKG 115 5 in. Dura-Glas Trap with Basket 1-1/2 in. NPT 5
PKG 51 6 in. Cast Iron Trap with Basket (For C, CC, and D Series Pumps) 2 in. NPT 20
PKG 51WA 6 in. Cast Iron Trap with Basket (For C, CC, and D Series Pumps) 2 in. BSP 20
PKG 56 6 in. Bronze Trap with Basket (For C, CC, and D Series Pumps) 2 in. NPT 20
PKG 98 8 in. Cast Iron Trap with Basket (For C, CC, and D Series Pumps) 3 in. NPT 40
PKG 98WA 8 in. Cast Iron Trap with Basket (For C, CC, and D Series Pumps) 3 in. BSP 40
PKG 99 8 in. Bronze Trap with Basket (For C, CC, and D Series Pumps) 3 in. NPT 40
PKG 76 Cast Iron Flange for Remote Trap Install 3 in. NPT 4
PKG 161 6 in. Noryl® Strainer (For P2R and PE Series) 2 in. NPT 6
PKG 161W 6 in. Dura-Glas® Trap (For 5PR Series) 2 in. BSPT 6
PKG 184 CSP Series Hair and Lint Strainer (1100 cu. in. capacity) 6 in. ANSI Flange 180
PKG 184C CCSP Series Hair and Lint Strainer – Coated (1100 cu. in. capacity) 6 in. ANSI Flange 180
Mermade Pump Strainers

Fiberglass Pump Strainers for Swimming Pools, Aquariums, Waterparks and Fountain Applications

Swimming Pool Strainer Housings are fiberglass reinforced plastic construction, pressure tested to 50 PSI. Features include : Isophthalic fiberglass resin, quick opening latches, see thru lid, 316 stainless steel v-wire basket with 3/16 square holes and 62% open area. Many alternate basket materials and opening types ( perforations) are available. For seawater service (as opposed to pool water with salt added for chlorine generation or aquariums) we suggest duplex stainless steel (2205 alloy) or hastalloy. Strainers are supplied with flanged connections drilled to 150 lb. ANSI standard.

Fiberglass Pump Strainers for Corrosive, Chemical Resistant Industrial Application

The basic design and configuration of our strainers can be upgraded for use in higher temperature, pressure and corrosive environments. Premium vinyester resins are suitable for up to 260 F fluids. Extreme variations from acid to alkali are easily handled. Bolted and gasketed fiberglass lids are used for higher temperature and pressure applications. Baskets are available in duplex stainless steel, monel, hastalloy and titanium. Numerous perforation configurations are available.

  • Basket & Housing Will Not Corrode
    Fiberglass and stainless steel components assure that all wetted parts will not rust. Overall dimensions conform to existing metal strainer configurations for simple field replacement of existing corroded metal units.
  • Also Available As A Reducing Strainer
    The outlet size can be sized smaller than the inlet to allow line size reduction to pump suction size. Also, a larger strainer bodies can be fitted with smaller inlet and outlet sizes if a larger basket is desired for extra capacity and longer times between cleaning.
  • Lid - Swimming Pool
    Clear acrylic lid allows inspection of basket without opening strainer. On 14" and larger strainers the lid is FRP with an 8" diameter acrylic view port.
  • Lid - Corrosion
    If the acrylic lid is not suitable we supply fiberglass lids made of the same resin as the strainer body.
  • Lower Losses - Increased Time Between Cleaning
    The FO Series strainers are built with a large outlet area in the basket chamber. This results in very low pressure losses initially and much greater debris loading before the pressure drop across the strainer rises to the point where cleaning is required.
Fluidtrol Aquatic Strainers

Fluidtrol Process Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of basket strainers for the aquatics community, also called hair and lint strainers.. Although we also make pump strainers and equipment for industry, our original product line is specialized for aquatic applications. We believe we build the best strainer available and should be given consideration for your next aquatic facility

Pool Strainers - Fountain Strainers

  • FPT, Inc. has been making basket strainers and related products for the aquatics community since 1992. Basket strainers for both freshwater and saltwater attractions
  • The Aquatic Series has been engineered specificallyHeavy Duty Construction for the Aquatic Industry.
  • Composite laminate construction offers corrosion resistance of PVC and the mechanical strength of fiberglass.
  • Solvent Fused and backwelded prior to addition of fiberglass over-wrap.
  • If necessary strainers can be made to conform to ASME code for non-metallic pressure vessels.
  • Our stainless strainers are welded from SCH 10 304 SS and have the same design and features.
  • Both materials create minimum pressure drop in the line due to large open area: pipe diameter ratios.
  • Wide variety of models and configurations to choose from as well as custom strainers for special applications.
  • Oversized bodies can be fabricated for high loading applications to minimize basket cleaning