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Thread: Clogged skimmer sock aerates the line?

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    Water_man's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Brookline, MA

    Clogged skimmer sock aerates the line?

    I've realized that if I don't clean my skimmer sock almost on a daily basis, air gets into the system and I see the pump is having a mixture of water and air in the basket. Obviously the filter pressure drops. It seems that the skimmer sock is getting coated all the time with what looks like a thin paste of DE. This forces me to stop using the skimmer sock. Any thoughts?
    This is my ticket for Heaven (when all's working..) :
    22k Gal gunite IGP, 38 SF Anthony DE filter, 1 HP Hayward Super Pump
    380k BTU Raypak Natural Gas Heater (Model RP405A) and solar cover
    8 gal Liquidator w/ 12% bleach, Dolphin Diagnostic Advantage robotic cleaner. 3800 ppm salt, 50 ppm borates.

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    MikeInTN's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Middle Tennessee

    Re: Clogged skimmer sock aerates the line?

    Clean your skimmer sock more often. If you can't clean it/change it as often as you need to to prevent it from choking out your pump, you may just have to forego the sock.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
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