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    Hair Net Heaven

    Someone suggested using hair nets in the skimmer basket in place of pool socks and I thought it was worth a try because I could buy 100 hair nets for about $6.00 on Amazon. That's really cheap compared to the cost of pool sock$. Yesterday my order of hairnets arrived and since we already have a sock in the skimmer I suggested to my husband he put one on the skimmer net. He has a thing about the tiny bits of debris that float on surface of the water. I can live with the tiny debris but I can't live with him complaining about it every day! The holes in the skimmer net are too large to catch the tiny bits that float on the surface of our pool.

    Because everyone always wants to know where are the pictures, I have included pictures showing how he put the hair net onto the skimmer net and the results.
    The hair nets work beautifully! The pool was looking good but it now looks great! Even better, a marriage has been saved!

    Here is the link to my hair net purchase.

    Disposable Hair Net, Spun-Bonded Polypropylene, White, 100 per Bag: Science Lab Hairnets: Amazon.com: Industrial Scientific

    Here are the pictures. The drain by the cat's chest in the last picture is 8' deep.






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    Re: Hair Net Heaven

    I'm the one who posted a link to those hair nets on Amazon, but I was using them to line my skimmer baskets. I never thought of using them like that on the pole net. Thank for the suggestion. You should post it in Tips and Tricks
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    Re: Hair Net Heaven

    I can't live without a net or some type of skimmer sock in my skimmer. Priceless.
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    Re: Hair Net Heaven

    LOL hairnets in for the save! LOVE it!

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    Re: Hair Net Heaven

    Got my new box of them ready if our pup decides he likes to swim.

    I wasn't originally following how the hair net was going to make the floatie bits go into the skimmer then I saw your pole skimmer net and .
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    Re: Hair Net Heaven

    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    Got my new box of them ready if our pup decides he likes to swim.

    I wasn't originally following how the hair net was going to make the floatie bits go into the skimmer then I saw your pole skimmer net and .
    We have a kitty who hasn't taken to jumping in....yet....but the hair nets are a great solution for pet hair. We're always battling tree detritus from the neighbor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefwej View Post
    I'm the one who posted a link to those hair nets on Amazon, but I was using them to line my skimmer baskets. I never thought of using them like that on the pole net. Thank for the suggestion. You should post it in Tips and Tricks
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    Re: Hair Net Heaven

    Someone gave me the tip of how to make the photo show up on the post instead of just the link so I did that. Are the photos on the post annoying because they are so huge? Should I stick with links?
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    Re: Hair Net Heaven

    Nope, they look great!

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    Re: Hair Net Heaven

    I like them IN the post so I do not have to go out or do an extra step. THANKS for asking!

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    Re: Hair Net Heaven

    I'm glad you posted a pic of the actual hairnets. All I could think of were the kind that were more open, and was wondering how in the world that would help. NOW I get it, lol.
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    Re: Hair Net Heaven

    I use the same exact ones as skimmer socks. I feel like a $6 pack is going to last me several seasons.
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    Re: Hair Net Heaven

    With the oak pollen I have used an entire package of hair nets since last fall. I rarely have to backwash my filter since I started using them.
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    Re: Hair Net Heaven

    I get lots of tree debris so I double them in my skimmer to get smaller stuff and have to change 2-3 times a day during this time of year.
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