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Thread: What kind of Skimmer Sock do you use?

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    What kind of Skimmer Sock do you use?

    Was looking on line and see a bunch of different skimmer socks out there and was wondering what other people were using and if they were happy with a certain brand/ type?
    I also I seem to recall some people using hair nets and was wondering about that.
    So, do you use a skimmer sock or hair net? If so, what kind and where do you get it from?
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    Re: What kind of Skimmer Sock do you use?

    I use knee-highs from Walgreens. They usually last for a few weeks before they develop runs when I brush them off.
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    Someone else will be along with a link to the hairnets I'm sure.
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    Re: What kind of Skimmer Sock do you use?

    I use 1 gallon paint strainers. Although will likely get the hair nets if these ever go bad.
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    Re: What kind of Skimmer Sock do you use?

    I have been using THESE HAIR NETS from Amazon for about a year now in each of my two skimmers and they work great. Cost is around 6 cents each and I change them out about every 3 days or so.
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    Re: What kind of Skimmer Sock do you use?

    Ditto on the cheap hair nets from Amazon - like $5.69 for 100!
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    Re: What kind of Skimmer Sock do you use?

    I use skimmer socks from the pool store. Not expensive and they seem to last a year or two each.
    I don't want to add to the landfill with disposable hairnets and it doesn't take Skippy more than a minute to wash out the sock and put it back in.
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