Have had skimmer socks for a couple of years. The first brand from Pool Systems USA I got seemed to work okay, although they would run after a week or so it seems - maybe longer.
Then I got a different brand from Jed Industries. They last and last and last...but I noticed our suction is not nearly is good and came to the conclusion with some basic testing that they are too thick, even compared to the first brand. It's pretty noticeable and actually makes the skim doctor (which we liked) non-useable.
So...as I read, I see others have used knee-highs (2 for a dollar? still? couldn't find any that cheap online at target or walgreens).
Others have been using the hair nets from Amazon - either the generic or the 3M ones.
Can anyone comment on any difference in the hairnets from each other (3m vs generic)? Or on flow restriction for any of the items I mentioned above vs how well they work? I pulled the thick sock completely because it's become almost useless in some ways but I do like what I see coming out of the basket, knowing it's not going into the filter. So I want a replacement - but hope to find one that isn't as restrictive as the JED socks.