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ZarStar® Drain/Vacuum Pre-Filter with Large Basket, Filter Bag, Adjustable Collar and Lid

Part # SKZ111xxx


The ZarStar® Drain-Vacuum Pre-Filter is ideal for residential pools, designed to pre-filter debris with a large basket and filter bag, adjustable collar, and lid. It aids in maintaining clean and clear pool water by capturing debris before it reaches the pump.

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Description & Features

Product Description

The ZarStar® Drain-Vacuum Pre-Filter is another groundbreaking addition to pool maintenance, designed to work seamlessly with the ZarStar® Skimmer or as a standalone pre-filter. It revolutionizes how debris is captured before it even reaches the pump, featuring a large basket and a fine mesh 300-micron filter bag for unparalleled filtration performance. This pre-filter system ensures that pumps and filters operate at maximum efficiency, extending their lifespan and reducing maintenance needs. Its unique design, tailored for residential pools, showcases an innovative approach to tackling common pool cleaning challenges, offering pool owners a smarter, more efficient way to keep their pools pristine.

Highlighted Features

Can be installed alone or with ZarStar Skimmer p/n SKZ101xxx 

Attaches to vacuum port line

Large 19½" x 6" self-contained basket and 300-micron filter bag allow debris from suction side vacuum to be pre-filtered before flowing to the pump and filter baskets

Improves efficiency of pump by minimizing debris collection in the pump’s filter basket

Adjustable collar and lid G154 UV tested

Optional custom name/logo engraved on lid (requires minimum 100 piece lid order)


Super strong engineered polymer upper housing


Extra heavy duty PVC lower unit (no transitional glue required)


2½" outside slip and 2" inside slip ports, 2" threads inside for pressure testing 


Built-in overflow or fill line port


1 per case


Accessories & Replacement Parts

Featured Accessory, Fill-Lid 10'' Fillable Skimmer and Autofill Cover
  • The Fill-Lid is a unique fillable lid that will make your skimmer or autofill cover virtually disappear with any deck finish.

  • Includes an adjustable frame, plaster shield, and strong internal tabs to keep the deck finish in place. 

  • Fits AquaStar’s skimmers and autofills, and most other manufacturers standard skimmers. 

Standard Colors

FL10101 – White
FL10103 – Light Gray
FL10108 – Tan
FL10100– Clear

*See cut-sheet for color swatch

Part # SKZ112xxx

Weir Plate Assembly

Part # SKZ216

Filter Bag

Part # SKZ214

Large Basket

Part # SKZ217

Basket Adapter

Part # SKZ218

Filter Lock-Down Ring

Part # SKZ219

Vacuum Thread Adapter


Explore the versatility with our extended range of skimmer configurations. Designed to meet diverse installation needs and preferences, our additional skimmer configurations offer enhanced flexibility and performance. Find the perfect match for your pool setup with our specialized options below.



Extra heavy duty PVC lower unit  (no transitional glue required)


Extra heavy duty PVC lower unit  (no transitional glue required)

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