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    Skimmer "Pre-filter"

    I think I remember someone mentioning they do something to their skimmer basket that works as a pre-filter. I think they put a sock on it. does anyone know what it is?
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Skimmer "Pre-filter"

    Skimmer socks is all I know of. I use them and they work well. Just keep an eye on them in heavy pollen times.


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    Re: Skimmer "Pre-filter"

    Is that a product or do you mean a regular sock
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Skimmer "Pre-filter"

    Yes it's a product. You can get them at the pool store. Not expensive. I think I paid 5 something for six of them.


    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Skimmer "Pre-filter"

    Or you can stretch a queen-sized women's knee high over the basket. 2 pr/ buck at Walgreens.
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    Re: Skimmer "Pre-filter"

    Pantyhose man myself!
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
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    Re: Skimmer "Pre-filter"

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Pantyhose man myself!
    Yea they work also.


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    Re: Skimmer "Pre-filter"

    Ok guys thanks. Are pantyhose better then skimmer socks?
    1) The size of your pool in gallons 4440.
    2) The type filter you have is an Intex 2500 gph and it has a re-useable fabric filter
    3) If your pool is an AG (above ground)
    4) Intex 15 by 48 metal frame.
    5) If you know, tell us the size pump 2500gph and the size (flow rate) of your filter.
    Southeastern, Pennsylvania.

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    Re: Skimmer "Pre-filter"

    Both will do a the same thing.


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    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: Skimmer "Pre-filter"

    Quote Originally Posted by raidencmc
    Ok guys thanks. Are pantyhose better then skimmer socks?
    pantyhose or knee-highs are cheaper than skimmer socks sold at the pool store. So yeah, they're better.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Skimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk
    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Pantyhose man myself!
    Yea they work also.
    Fishnet, not so much
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