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    Hand towel sucked up by pool pump!!!

    I had a hand towel sucked up thru my skimmer today. I was cleaning out basket and daughter dropped in. Any ideas on how to remove?

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    Re: Hand towel sucked up by pool pump!!!

    plumber's snake.
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    Re: Hand towel sucked up by pool pump!!!

    Which side.. Pump side or skimmer side? Not sure where its stuck. I would say there's probably 75 feet of pipe between the 2.

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    Re: Hand towel sucked up by pool pump!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikep080982
    Which side.. Pump side or skimmer side? Not sure where its stuck. I would say there's probably 75 feet of pipe between the 2.
    My guess is it's probably stuck at the first elbow, so I'd start at the pool end.

    I'd also look into buying a dedicated snake, since you don't want what's on an older one in your pool.
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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: Hand towel sucked up by pool pump!!!

    Thanks so much. Just to added question... What's the difference between a plumbers snake and a dedicated snake?

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    Re: Hand towel sucked up by pool pump!!!

    Dedicated pool use only. Never in the toilet.
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    Re: Hand towel sucked up by pool pump!!!

    Oh... Haha. Thank you sir!

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    Re: Hand towel sucked up by pool pump!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikep080982
    Thanks so much. Just to added question... What's the difference between a plumbers snake and a dedicated snake?
    The dedicated one shows up on time? Sorry... :P
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    Re: Hand towel sucked up by pool pump!!!

    Lol

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