Pump cleaning

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The GOB

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How often does everyone clean their pumps?

Generally, clean mine around Black Friday when I get new UV bulbs but got a wild hair and decided to clean all of them today. Went to take apart the skimmer pump and realized I had never cleaned it since installing it back in March 2020. Impeller was pretty much solid with limpet shells and the orange gunk. Got a pretty impressive foam head going after cleaning.
 

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Normally clean my return pump once per year and skimmer as well.
Sometimes I will do them twice in a year depending on conditions of the sump.
 

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When the tank crashes and I have to do a reset. Last run on the Iwaki went 4 years I think.
 

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I try for 2-3x yearly, but what actually happens is only once per year.
 
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