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    smelly skimmer baskets

    is it normal for skimmers/skimmer baskets to stink every time i take off the cover to empty them i get this plume of stank rotten smell

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    Sep 2009
    Greentown, IN

    Re: smelly skimmer baskets

    I wouldn't expect any odor in the skimmer other than the same smell of your water. Is there any debris breaking down in your skimmer? Is your water chemistry good ?
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    Re: smelly skimmer baskets

    water chem is good i only empty the about once a week so the def is leaves bugs and other debris in there i guess they are breaking down

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    Cedar Hill, TN

    Re: smelly skimmer baskets

    I have a skimmer sock in my basket & check every morning.
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    Apr 2012
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Re: smelly skimmer baskets

    I empty mine every day but it does smell -- dead bugs and caterpillars seem to be the culprits. Give it a little soak to get the decaying bug debris out.
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