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    Floating skimmer

    Need to purchase floating skimmer for AG 16x33x42". Saw one n amazon with good reviews it's the Pool Skim floating skimmer. Anyone have this one or another they like better?

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    Re: Floating skimmer

    I see you have the TF test kit. Are you looking for a floater for vacation?

    I know there is some quality difference. I think I liked the HydroTools but I don't remember. I like the plastic to have some give as opposed to being hard, brittle plastic. This is especially important in the area around the cap.

    I am going to guess that most of the posters here do not use a floater much as they are using liquid bleach instead of pucks to chlorinate. I know about the floater quality as I used to use a floater and pucks but my pool was forever green no matter how many I added.

    I learned the pucks were the cause of my green pool... due to the incredibly high amount of CYA I had in my pool.

    I went to http://www.troublefreepool.com/image...-MouseOver.png and learned that liquid chlorine was best for my pool.
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    Re: Floating skimmer

    I believe the OP is asking about the "Pool Skim", a skimmer that hooks to your return, not a puck floater. I don't have one myself but I'm tempted to later this summer when my trees start dropping leaves. There are some on this site that have them & love them. I'll let them chime in, as like I say, I have no personal experience.
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    Re: Floating skimmer

    I understand and I have ben looking at them too. I have lots of crepe myrtle blooms that look like snow on my pool.

    I was wondering is anyone has used this one? Blue Devil SkimzIt I am thinking of trying the one without the rake as I have one. $24.95 with rake and $13.95 without



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    Re: Floating skimmer

    I just found a thread that discussed this. I may need to get one...

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/just-...gp-t41539.html
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