My mom has a small in ground pond. 250 gals, maybe. She was trying to get it drained out today but her pump kept clogging up. I went over after I got home from work (her place is next door) and cleaned out the pump and I came up with this filter to keep it from plugging .
As you can see... A 5lb. Folgers coffee can, a hose repair nipple and some window screen.
I popped a hole in the bottom with a step drill so the repair bib would press fit in.
I cut the screen a little bit bigger then the mouth of the jar.
Cut the top out of the lid.
And put the lid on with the screen underneath. A bit of heavy duct tape for insurance and we were good to go.
The pump inlet hose screwed right onto the hose bib, I sunk the contraption in the pond and fired up the pump...
Worked like a charm.
Thanks for looking.