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    Cleaning inside skimmer

    My skimmer on the deep end is so nasty on the inside of it. It grosses me out thinking that stuff is recirculating in my pool. Is their anyway to clean it up besides draining my water below the skimmer?
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    Re: Cleaning inside skimmer

    magic eraser works pretty well except for deep crevices.
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    Re: Cleaning inside skimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by lindz18 View Post
    My skimmer on the deep end is so nasty on the inside of it. It grosses me out thinking that stuff is recirculating in my pool. Is their anyway to clean it up besides draining my water below the skimmer?
    Why is it gross? Is it full of debris?

    As others have suggested, dark discoloration of the plastic is mostly surface "crud" that is easily removed with a Magic Eraser sponge.

    If your skimmer gets lots of debris, then perhaps you should use these in the skimmer basket -

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

    They fit over the skimmer basket and they are very good at catching debris. They are disposable and so you just pull them out and throw them away, no need to empty and clean the basket.

    Is their something in there particularly troubling that is hard to clean out?
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    Re: Cleaning inside skimmer

    It looks black. I assume sediment and just stained
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    Re: Cleaning inside skimmer

    Definitely try a Magic Eraser
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    Re: Cleaning inside skimmer

    Just ME'd my black skimmers this week. Sparkly now.
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