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    Skimmer basket nets

    I keep seeing people reference using cheap nets from Amazon. Can someone recommend a good choice? I looking for fine filtration, something to stop pollen.


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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    Amazon.com: disposibale hair nets

    Got ya covered!

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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    These are the expensive version -

    Amazon.com : Jed Industries 80-852 Pool Skimmer Sock : Swimming Pool Skimmers : Patio, Lawn Garden

    But now I use these -

    Amazon.com: Disposable Hair Net, Spun-Bonded Polypropylene, White, 100 per Bag: Sports Outdoors

    Note, the hair nets will likely not help with the pollen.


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    I will likely use the expensive version right now while I am having pollen issues. Then switch to the cheap versions. Thank you for your help!


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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    Thanks Kim


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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    Can I ask why you would want to use the nets? I have a Pentair 520 4 cartridge filter that does just fine. Are you trying to avoid cleaning your cartridge filter after pollen season. Our pollen season is just starting to get real bad and just curious.
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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    Quote Originally Posted by rphpool View Post
    Can I ask why you would want to use the nets? I have a Pentair 520 4 cartridge filter that does just fine. Are you trying to avoid cleaning your cartridge filter after pollen season. Our pollen season is just starting to get real bad and just curious.
    From my experience, using the fine skimmer sock really cuts down on the fine particulates going into the filter. My filter definitely stays cleaner. The cheaper hair nets are great for the large debris and it allows you to just pull the net out with all the gunk in it and throw it all away. No need to rinse out the strainer basket with a hose or anything.


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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    I use the regular skimmer socks that you rinse out and reuse. Having a hose nearby makes it fast and easy. They sure do save my filter from all that fluffy icky pollen!

    My concern about the disposable hairnet ones is that being made out of polypropylene they are not biodegradable.
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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    I have been using the hair nets for a while now and they work great. My filter pressure has not increased at all since I have started using a robot to clean the pool and using hair nets in my skimmers.
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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    And how do they go in the basket, stretched over the top or do you stretch them and then weigh them down with something? Anyone care to post a photo?
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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    I stretch mine over the skimmer and weight down with a rock that is slightly bigger than my suction line in case I accidentally drop it in the skimmer while the basket is out. Picture when I get home unless someone beats me to it.
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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    Great, thanks!


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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    Same thing as atttech.... During yucky pollen time I double my hair nets...works great
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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    IMG_1147.JPGThis is two days in a fairly windy area. The rock is just as much to hold the basket down as the hair net.IMG_1148.JPG
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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    Perfect! Thanks!


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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    an even cheaper method, knee high pantie hose from Walmart..
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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    Quote Originally Posted by pbhound View Post
    an even cheaper method, knee high pantie hose from Walmart..
    The hairnets are $6 per 100. I know the knee highs are reusable, but they don't last very long because the chlorine eats the elastic. You just toss the hair nets and you have to clean the knee highs. That's why I switched.

    I do still use knee highs in my leaf canister because they fit better.
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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    I just ordered this as my pool is getting a lot of pollen. Can or should these be used on the pump basket as well?
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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    NO!
    Never use anything in the pump basket. It's way too likely to wind up wrapped around the pump impeller.
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    Re: Skimmer basket nets

    Got it. Thanks a lot.
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