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    Adding thru the Skimmer ??

    Am I doing any damage to my pump by adding the Bleach and MA directly into the skimmer if I wait awhile before each one ? I know better not to mix the two together ever.
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    Re: Adding thru the Skimmer ??

    Don't do that. The bleach won't be good for it but will be relatively minor compared to the damage the MA will cause. Adding MA to your skimmer is a good way to destroy your heat pump, as well as damaging the plastic and rubber parts of your pump and filter.
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    Re: Adding thru the Skimmer ??

    +1 ^^^^^^

    NEVER add MA directly to the skimmer!!
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    Re: Adding thru the Skimmer ??

    I thought I read on here someone said it was ok to do if it is diluted. Since I only have to add such small amounts at a time I was hoping it would be diluted enough before it hits the pump/heater. I hope I havent caused any damage being lazy since my surgery. I better go back to the old bucket and walk around the pool spreading it I guess. Anybody have any tips on an easier way? I would appreciate it.
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    Re: Adding thru the Skimmer ??

    Quote Originally Posted by sgt173 View Post
    I thought I read on here someone said it was ok to do if it is diluted. Since I only have to add such small amounts at a time I was hoping it would be diluted enough before it hits the pump/heater. I hope I havent caused any damage being lazy since my surgery. I better go back to the old bucket and walk around the pool spreading it I guess. Anybody have any tips on an easier way? I would appreciate it.
    Thanks Sgt
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    Adding to the skimmer is far from ideal, but if you're incapable of squatting down, say you're wheelchair-bound, then you do what you must. But it is better to add to the pool than to the skimmer.
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    Re: Adding thru the Skimmer ??

    Here is a handy page on chemicals and how to add them, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
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    Re: Adding thru the Skimmer ??

    All ya, gotta do is pour them slowly in front of a return with the pump running. Scratch walking around the pool.
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