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Thread: Keep Hula hoops from skimmer

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    Keep Hula hoops from skimmer

    I have a version of the lily pad pool warmers (DIY, Zero-energy Pool Warmers Could Save You Thousands) so I don't need to mess with a solar cover. Mine are hula hoops inside of brown trash bags. I put holes in some of them so that water can go in them and warm up. My problem is that my skimmer sucks them in at times and prevents water from entering and causes my pump to suck in air. Does any have any suggestions on how to keep this from happening?



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    Re: Keep Hula hoops from skimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin79 View Post
    I have a version of the lily pad pool warmers (DIY, Zero-energy Pool Warmers Could Save You Thousands) so I don't need to mess with a solar cover. Mine are hula hoops inside of brown trash bags. I put holes in some of them so that water can go in them and warm up. My problem is that my skimmer sucks them in at times and prevents water from entering and causes my pump to suck in air. Does any have any suggestions on how to keep this from happening?


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    those mostly 'work' by reducing evaporation, not harvesting additional energy from the area outside of the pool. Normal pool cover for the same purpose would be much more convenient/efficient IMO.
    44k plaster pool, Pentair 011018 pump, DE6020 filter, LED lights, K2006 test kit

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    Re: Keep Hula hoops from skimmer

    The problem with a normal cover is that the way our deck is there isn't a good place to keep it and the reel when it isn't in use.



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