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    Skimmer socks.....

    Any input? Plus?
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    Re: Skimmer socks.....

    I never run my pump without one in the skimmer. I use the 1 gal paint strainer nets from Home Depot.
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    Re: Skimmer socks.....

    2 pack? How often do you change them?
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    Re: Skimmer socks.....

    Those things are durable. One will last me almost all season. I pull it out, bang it against my fence to get the dog hair and bugs off of it, then slip it back it. I'm el cheapo.
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    Re: Skimmer socks.....

    Thx.....finding all of these things out as i search for needed equipment.......SMALL floating grass clippings=FINE MESH net, correct?
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    Re: Skimmer socks.....

    Exactly. I live out in the country a bit outside SA. When I cut the grass and weeds on my property I get all kinds of junk on the water - especially if it's windy. We also get lots of small gnats, flying ants, etc. The paint strainer netting does superb. Very few get past the skimmer sock to the main filter.
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    Re: Skimmer socks.....

    I use the skimmer socks sold specifically for pools. Makes a huge difference in saving my filter from all the pollen and other schmutz that gets caught in the sock. Skippy just rinses them out and puts them back in every day or two...or three... y'know?

    Some folks use reusable paint strainers. Others use disposable hair nets which are fairly cheap but I wouldn't want to add more non-biodegradable waste to the landfills.

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    Re: Skimmer socks.....

    I live in San Antonio, and I started using them on my two skimmers last week. They work great! Amazing all the junk that has been going to my filter. I agree with Splash that I will only run my filter with them on.
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    Re: Skimmer socks.....

    I use them here in NJ only this time of year when the pollen is out of control. I remove and rinse them daily and 1 per skimmer lasts the season and then some.
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