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    Need help with cleaning small bugs and stuff

    There was some really strong wind yesterday around my area so the cover was blown off during the night. A lot of dust, small leaves, and bugs is in my pool today so I tried to vacuum the bottom as much as I can. I used the net to get all the leaves and bugs that was big enough to not get through the net. After all that, I still see a lot of small little things and leaves left floating on top of the pool. Anyone know a good way to get those out? Other than leave it for the pump to do it slowly?
    Intex AG 16ft x 4ft, 5061-gallon
    Cartridge filter-1,500 GPH using it with intex saltwater system CS8110

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    Re: Need help with cleaning small bugs and stuff

    Maybe you could slip a pair of pantyhose over the end of the net and screen out the bugs. They may fit, if not maybe you could bend a clothes hanger and stick it on the pole somehow. The less you stretch the pantyhose the better it will filter. I know the pantyhose catches alot of tiny bugs and such in the skimmer.
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    Re: Need help with cleaning small bugs and stuff

    hmm...never thought of using something like pantyhose. I will try it...thank you for the tip.
    Intex AG 16ft x 4ft, 5061-gallon
    Cartridge filter-1,500 GPH using it with intex saltwater system CS8110

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    Re: Need help with cleaning small bugs and stuff

    Put the panty hose over the skimmer basket. I use one all the time. It catches a lot of stuff.
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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: Need help with cleaning small bugs and stuff

    my pool doesn't have a skimmer basket sadly
    Intex AG 16ft x 4ft, 5061-gallon
    Cartridge filter-1,500 GPH using it with intex saltwater system CS8110

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    Re: Need help with cleaning small bugs and stuff

    I have to plug my pool cleaner into my skimmer because i don't have a dedicated line. Because of this, my skimmer doesn't work very well at all.

    I got one of these to clean the surface:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VL ... UTF8&psc=1

    One of the best things i ever got for my pool!
    1992 15X30 14000 Gal IG plaster, Pentair 011018 - Intelliflo VS Pump with Timer, 350 lb Sta-rite hrpb30 sand (yeah, the 32-bolt clamshell)

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    Re: Need help with cleaning small bugs and stuff

    I was looking at that exact same one on amazon yesterday after I got frustrated trying to clean with a panty hose . I was tempted to buy it but I didn't want to wait couple of days for the shipping so I went to Leslie's pool and found one sold for about the same price.

    http://www.lesliespool.com/Home/Pool-Op ... 20465.html
    Intex AG 16ft x 4ft, 5061-gallon
    Cartridge filter-1,500 GPH using it with intex saltwater system CS8110

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