16" High Flow Leaf Filter Basket w/ Light Guard

4.00 LBS
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Product Overview

16" Tank High Flow Filter Stainless Steel Screen & Light Guard for rainwater harvesting tanks.

Unless rainwater enters the rain barrel or tank/cistern through pipes that are connected directly to the top or side of the rain barrel or tank/cistern, you must ensure all water passes through a tank screen at tank entry point. The tank screen must include a non-corrosive screen of not more than 0.04″ to keep mosquitoes and pests out.


  • Mosquito proof 316 stainless steel mesh
  • UV stabilized material
  • Virgin polypropylene resin
  • Greater mesh area = greater flow
  • Less susceptible to blocking - Longer between cleans
  • Fits the accompanying 16" Light Guard

- Fits the original MBP Light Guard

While tank screens will further filter out leaves and debris, rain heads should be fitted at each downspout that supplies water to the tank/cistern, and first flush water diverters should be fitted ‘upstream’ of the tank screen to optimize water quality. The tank screen should provide the final point of protection not the only barrier for leaves, debris and pests. Tank screens must be secured to the tank to ensure it remains in place.

APPROVED to AS/NZS4020:2005 by the Australian Water Quality Center (approved for contact with drinking water)

This 16" Light Guard is typically installed in the top of a rainwater collection tank in tandem with a Leaf Filter Basket. Adding a Light Guard helps prevent sunlight from entering the tank which reduces the amount of algae growth in the rainwater tank significantly. The Light Guard has openings around the base of the guard that allow the rainwater to make its way into the tank while keeping most sunlight out. 

Note: Tank not included.