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    skimmer sock

    I'm looking for alternatives to skimmer socks .. im wondering if anyone has any input on spun bonded hair nets?
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    Re: skimmer sock

    People use large knee highs or gallon paint strainers
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    Re: skimmer sock

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    Re: skimmer sock

    I like the hair nets. They are so inexpensive, I just throw them away when dirty. They keep my skimmer and pump baskets clean and are easy to install.

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    Re: skimmer sock

    I also used the knee highs. Here's a thread I wrote on how beneficial they are for that purpose. There are other suggestions in the comments of the thread, but I think they've all been covered above already.

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...g-trip-anymore

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    Re: skimmer sock

    I'd like to try the hair net idea. Whould this be a good choice? http://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Hai...60_SR160%2C160_
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    Re: skimmer sock

    I've never personally used the hairnets, but there was a comment in the thread I wrote above that the person said that's all they ever use. Here is another Amazon link that might save you a couple more dollars on the price, if that's what you decide to go with. http://www.amazon.com/Disposable-Hai...able+hair+nets

    I've also gotten some actual skimmer socks from Lowe's this year at 3 for like $5.95. They are nice and heavy and can be cleaned with the garden hose, and reused, Unless you're battling algae then I'd say pitch them because you don't want to risk returning algae to your pool. I hope this helps. Have a nice day.
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    I use the 3M Disposable Hair Net 407, Spunbond Polypropylene on the recommendation of several TFP'ers. Highly recommend. Case of 100 is about $8 at Amazon.

    3M Disposable Hair Net 407, Spunbond Polypropylene, Universal, White (Case of 100): Amazon.com: Industrial Scientific
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    Re: skimmer sock

    Wanted to follow up after using these for a week, and they work perfectly! Disposable is so much better than the pool product type. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by txnole View Post
    I use the 3M Disposable Hair Net 407, Spunbond Polypropylene on the recommendation of several TFP'ers. Highly recommend. Case of 100 is about $8 at Amazon.

    3M Disposable Hair Net 407, Spunbond Polypropylene, Universal, White (Case of 100): Amazon.com: Industrial Scientific
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    Re: skimmer sock

    I use the Skim Mor brand. You can find some good deals on ebay. I change mine daily and let them stack up. Once a week I throw them in the washer and reuse them until they fall apart.
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    Re: skimmer sock

    unbelievable
    what a good tip
    we have boxes of disposable hair nets at work
    free for the taking
    cant wait for monday to get some and try them out
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    Re: skimmer sock

    Quote Originally Posted by txnole View Post
    I use the 3M Disposable Hair Net 407, Spunbond Polypropylene on the recommendation of several TFP'ers. Highly recommend. Case of 100 is about $8 at Amazon.

    3M Disposable Hair Net 407, Spunbond Polypropylene, Universal, White (Case of 100): Amazon.com: Industrial Scientific
    I got these too and they work great!

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    Re: skimmer sock

    Quote Originally Posted by rdshackleford View Post
    Wanted to follow up after using these for a week, and they work perfectly! Disposable is so much better than the pool product type. Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by aussieta View Post
    unbelievable
    what a good tip
    we have boxes of disposable hair nets at work
    free for the taking
    cant wait for monday to get some and try them out
    Quote Originally Posted by poolnewbies5874 View Post
    I got these too and they work great!

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    Glad to hear it's working for each of you. That was a great tip I found here, too.
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