Filter Pros and Cons:
Pros: Does a superior job of filtering out any foreign matter that may clog sprinkler heads. Matting is easily cleaned or replaced. To be used in clean to moderately dirty water.
Cons: If pumping from dirty, algae filled, or drifting sediment water occasional cleaning may be required. Symptoms of a dirty or clogged filter are loss of pump pressure on your discharge . Example: sprinklers, hose nozzles, etc. Your pump is essentially water starved.