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Thread: My version of a skimmer sock

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    My version of a skimmer sock

    This is my personal version of a skimmer sock.

    I needed a way to distribute CYA without having to babysit it. I purchased a 3-pack of Control Top pantyhose at the grocery store (approx. $6.99, Leslie's has a single skimmer liner for $13.99), cut the legs off after tying knots and then inserted one pair in each skimmer.

    The control top is woven thicker and tighter and make an excellent, well-fitted skimmer sock. I believe my skimmer basket is a 6" Hayward. This has been great for CYA, I poured it in and by morning it was all gone.

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    Re: My version of a skimmer sock

    Love it! Some folks use cheap hair nets to do the same job, but those might have holes too big for CYA granules.
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