I'm need to figure out a good way to keep debris out of my bilge pumps. The tree in my back yard sheds small seeds that find their way into my boat and then wash down into the bilge. These seeds are the perfect size to jam in the bilge pump's impeller, as I have seen before at the most inopportune time.
One idea was putting the pump into a women's nylon stocking, but I think it will reduce flow. Also thought of using a swamp cooler pump "basket" to filter the water,
but stuff could get over the top of the basket.
What do you guys use?